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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:03 pm

LYNN — Police began rerouting Western Avenue traffic at 3 p.m. away from the temporary bridge over the Saugus River after its span got stuck in the upright position.

Police Lt. Richard Donnelly confirmed officers are directing traffic to take alternate routes but he did not know how the bridge broke or how long it will take to fix it.

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6 comments:

  • sincitycitizen posted at 10:00 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    sincitycitizen Posts: 20

    First it falls over, now it won't close, and its brand new. It sure gives me a lot of confidence in our Department of Transportation and who they choose for contractors.

     
  • SpyderBill posted at 9:25 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    SpyderBill Posts: 1

    Your tax dollars at work! Wasn't this project "hung Up" before when that new bridge got stuck up? In other states you could have had a suspension bridge 1/2 a mile long built in the time they took to put up this stupid "temp" bridge!

     
  • jawoflife posted at 8:59 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    jawoflife Posts: 1

    I have watched this project develop as I walked over this bridge on my lunch walk weather permitting since inception. I cannotgive you engineering specifics, but this is a porly designed project . A lot of "someones" screwed this one up. This is not the first major issue and it will not be the last!

     
  • Harlan Stearns posted at 8:46 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    Harlan Stearns Posts: 929

    May be the Item could do some investigative reporting and figure how this project in its current state got approved and why it will take so long to complete.

     
  • LivinLynn posted at 4:57 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    LivinLynn Posts: 385

    And so it begins. The 3 hour commute to go 3 miles from Revere to Lynn. Anyone going to Vegas? I'd like odds on how often this will happen over the next two years.

     
  • mediaseth posted at 4:49 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    mediaseth Posts: 145

    It's just a tiny little draw bridge. Engineers have been designing them and workers have been constructing them for years. We're not talking about a very long span, here. Please fill me in. I want to know why this particular bridge project is such a failure prone headache.

     

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