Recycled bridges save Essex County taxpayers

Gouchie Road bridge over Trout Brook, Minerva

Gouchie Road bridge over Trout Brook, Minerva Photo by Andy Flynn.

— “They did a great job in each of these areas and we are thankful for their work,” Keene Supervisor William Ferebee said.

“This is certainly a success story for our department,” LaVigne said. He added that they hope to continue their partnership with the state, but there are currently no other spans that are available for recycling.

During the Oct. 15 Public Works committee meeting, LaVigne said that there were more bridges that had been red flagged and deemed in need of repair by the state, including bridges in Keene, Schroon, Moriah and Ticonderoga, along with work on bridges in Moriah that were damaged by the spring 2011 flooding.

“How often do they inspect these bridges,” Ferebee asked.

“They inspect the bridges every other year unless they have an existing flag condition and then they inspect them every year,” LaVigne said.

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