Rockingham Accepts Bids To Rebuild Bartonsville Bridge

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The town of Rockingham is going out to bid for bridge repairs, and holding a series of community meetings to discuss options for the historic Bartonsville Bridge, three weeks after Tropical Storm Irene swept it down river.

Rockingham’s select board estimates that a temporary bridge for Bartonsville will cost roughly $150,000 to $180,000.

It’s unclear if that cost would be reimbursed through FEMA.

Many residents who have an affinity for covered bridges say the Bartonsville Bridge should remain a priority in Irene’s aftermath.

Town officials say they want to build a new bridge on land, and then place it on the old abutments.

Public Post: Read the latest select board minutes from Rockingham, and let us know about rebuilding efforts in your town here.

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