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Bridge crews pour deck concrete

MIDDLEBURY - Middlebury's new downtown Cross Street Bridge project passed a major milestone July 7. A fleet of concrete trucks poured nearly 600 yards of the wet stuff one day to finish the deck across the bridge's three spans.

Concrete trucks arrived at the bridge across Otter Creek around 5 a.m. via Bakery Lane and Cross Street next to the Ben Franklin store.

According to Town Manager Bill Finger, the plan was to dispatch 65 concrete trucks that were scheduled to arrive individually throughout the work day. Viewers of the construction site said things went smoothly with minor delays downtown.

There were a significant number of additional construction workers, associated with the deck installation, Finger noted.

Kubricky Construction and Carrara crews were involved in coordinating the deck work; work on three three spans of the bridge were on schedule.

So far, work on the bridge has been flawless and on schedule. The bridge is set to open for traffic and pedestrians in October.

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