December 13, 2019

Hermon bridge to reopen to traffic later this month

HERMON — The Bog Road Bridge in Hermon, closed to traffic after part of the structure collapsed on March 29, should reopen to traffic later this month, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

DOT has begun to dig out the old structural plate pipe arch, which is similar to an oversized culvert, says Phil Roberts, construction manager for the project. Once the old bridge is out of the way the new one will be installed with a regraded road surface. New guardrails will be added in the immediate area of the bridge.

Roberts says he expects the bridge will be open to two-way traffic by May 17 and the total project completed by June 17. The Bog Road has been closed to through traffic since the failure.

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