Exchange Street Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

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The Exchange Street Bridge will remain closed until further notice.


Following ice damage, the bridge was inspected by MassDOT on January 16.  The team determined that the bridge itself can operate at its current reduced weight rating.  However, the inspection also revealed that missing and compromised steel fasteners for a water main and conduit are not stable.


The Town's public works superintendent, fire chief, town manager and consulting engineers are reviewing options for both stabilizing the water main and whether and when the bridge can re-open; even if only for light-duty vehicles.