MaineDOT

News Release for August 5, 2014

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297

 

Emergency Bridge Weight Limit imposed on Canal Bridge in Buxton-Hollis

Buxton/Hollis – As a result of an analysis of the Canal Bridge that connects the towns of Hollis and Buxton on Route 4A, the bridge is being posted to 10 tons immediately.

The late spring inspection and recent analysis revealed that the bridge’s gusset plates, which are the flat plates connecting the main truss members, had deteriorated to the point that they are unable to carry all legal loads.

Mitigating repair options will begin immediately. It is too early to predict what and when these options will be put in place.

Variable message boards will alert drivers by 4:00 p.m. with more permanent signage shortly following.

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