Toppled Jersey barrier on Mill Street Bridge
Vandals -- rather strong ones -- managed to tip over this road block on one side of the Mill Street Bridge which has been closed for over a year now due to unsafe structural support. I say strong because a Jersey barrier weighs a couple tons.
Barrier on southern end was undisturbed (maybe they were too tired)
According to DPW Chief Guilford Mooring town officials are "putting some options together and then there will be public discussion" about the future of the bridge.
But the more time that passes the more likely it will stay closed forever, like the Woodside Avenue Bridge over the bike path that was totally replaced 13 years ago and then never allowed (by Select Board vote) to reopen to vehicular traffic.
Woodside Avenue bridge: The bridge to nowhere
The Mill Street bridge is strategically located between State and Summer Streets and is perfectly parallel to the Puffer's Pond waterfall.
Puffer's Pond: popular summer destination spot