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Colrain bridge closed, awaiting scheduled repairs

COLRAIN — The Heath Road Bridge, off Advamsville Road, has been ordered closed to traffic indefinitely by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, after an inspection last week .

Town Highway Superintendent Scott Sullivan said the two outside girders of the bridge were found to be unsafe and were starting to fail.

“I think this bridge is scheduled to be worked on in 2017,” said Sullivan. He said the bridge has been blocked off and that the traffic detour between Colrain and Heath is along Maxim Road. He said detour signs will soon be posted.

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