The Mechanic Street Covered Bridge will cost approximately $45,000 to fix

LANCASTER — The Mechanic Street Covered Bridge will cost approximately $45,000 to fix. The historic, 160-year-old bridge was damaged earlier this month when an oversized vehicle passed through it, smashing gables at both entrances and splintering diagonal trusses along the entire southern side. The bridge was re-opened to traffic following temporary repairs, but more comprehensive work is required. Town Manager Ben Gaetjens-Oleson is attempting to schedule to schedule a bridge contractor, pending approval from the town’s insurance company, Primex. Meanwhile, the town is expected to place additional signage further from the bridge, at either entrance to Mechanic Street, to provide additional warning for drivers of large vehicles.