LANCASTER — Efforts to re-open the Mt. Orne Covered Bridge after a two-month shutdown are nearly complete. Last week, Arnold M. Graton Associates Inc. of Holderness repaired the damage caused when an oversized vehicle struck the bridge on Nov. 10. However, the cross-state bridge spanning the Connecticut River and connecting Lancaster and Lunenburg will remain closed until mitigation measures are implemented. Those measures are expected to include traffic control signage (stop, yield), reflective road markings, and crash bars on either side of the 266-foot-long Howe truss bridge. Because the bridge is located on a state road at a border crossing, the N.H. Department of Transportation, Vt. The Agency of Transportation and the towns of Lancaster and Lunenburg would all be involved.
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