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State inspectors deem Sherborn bridge unsafe, shut it to traffic

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 17, 2008 09:21 AM

The Whitney Street Bridge in Sherborn has been fully closed on an emergency basis and will remain so for approximately 12 to 18 months on orders from state inspectors, who have deemed it unsafe.

One lane had already been closed since May while the Massachusetts Highway Department worked to rebuild the bridge, but on inspectors decided to close both lanes on Sept. 10, fearing the structure could not handle the stress of traffic.

The Dover-Sherborn School Department is currently revamping school bus routes affected by the bridge closing.

-- Anna Fiorentino

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