One more week before start of Albion bridge demo

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers
ALBION – A sign is up on Clarendon Street at the end of East Park Street, telling motorists that contractors will begin demolition of the Clarendon Street bridge on March 20.

Keeler Construction of Barre submitted the low bid at $442,639 to tear out the bridge over the railroad tracks.

Besides removing the 50-year-old bridge, the highway embankments will be lowered and the street will be blocked off at a 90-degree angle at Crimson Drive. On the north side, it will also be blocked off with a turnaround spot near Childs Street.

The Village Board may pursue an at-grade crossing for the site in the future.

A bus carrying preschoolers drives up the bridge and heads to the elementary school earlier today.