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Ribbon-cutting planned for Monday at Waterport bridge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

WATERPORT – Local officials are planning an 11:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting on Monday for the Waterport bridge, which reopened on Oct. 22 after about five months of construction work.

The bridge is 700 feet across. It’s the longest county-owned bridge. It stretches across Lake Alice and the Oak Orchard River.

Keeler Construction in Barre served as the contractor for the $1.5 million project.

Another county bridge that has been under construction reopened earlier this week. The bridge on Hulberton Road near Route 104 is brand new, a $1.3 million project over Sandy Creek in the Town of Murray.