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Heavy equipment rips apart Albion bridge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – There has been a whole lot of shaking on Clarendon Street this afternoon with heavy equipment taking apart the Clarendon Street bridge.

Wargo Enterprises in Akron was hired as a subcontractor to rip apart the concrete structure. Keeler Construction in Barre is the main contractor on the project.

Wargo used a shear attachment to chop into the concrete.

The bridge will be removed and the street will be blocked off at the railroad tracks.

Eventually, Village of Albion officials are hopeful the state and federal governments will allow an at-grade crossing at the site.

Wargo started the demolition on the south side of the bridge.

The demolition unleashed lots of dust.

Mark Fite, a collision technician for DK Autobody, stopped by for a photo. DK is on Childs Street, next to the bridge.