Baker Brook Bridge needs repairs, too

NEWFANE — Add Baker Brook Bridge to the list of bridge projects needing attention.

According to Selectboard Vice Chair Todd Lawley, speaking at the Aug. 15 Selectboard meeting, this “little, tiny bridge way at the end of Baker Brook” in the vicinity of Parish Hill Road needs tens of thousands of dollars in deck repairs.

Board Chairman Jon Mack said quotes ranged from $21,500 to $72,000.

Lawley has agreed to get advice from Vermont Department of Transportation district administrator John Alexander in developing a request for proposals.

Selectmen were concerned that this project would seem to compete for resources with the Arch Bridge project.

“One way or another we can handle it ourselves; Arch Bridge is double our annual budget. There's about $30,000 in the bridge fund,” Mack said. “The idea is to save up and get a grant for Arch Bridge, a very large-scale project.”

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