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BRIDGING THE GAP

February 21, 2013

As the nearly $1 million bridge between Barton and Brownington nears completion, the two towns await funding from FEMA. Photo: Ed Barber

BROWNINGTON - The reconstruction of Bridge 9 on the Center Road dividing the Towns of Brownington and Barton will be completed this May when expansion joints, which need to be approved by state and federal agencies, are finished to allow flexibility during earthquakes or other events.
The bridge, probably built in the 1950s, was completely destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
The cost to replace the bridge is shared between the two towns, though Brownington is the owner of the project and bills

For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Feb. 22, 2013.

 

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