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Conway’s South River Bridge to be repaired

CONWAY — Over the past month, the state Department of Transportation has been working to repair deterioration on the South River Bridge that carries Route 116 in downtown.

The state is repairing some deterioration in the bridge deck, MassDOT spokesperson, Michael Verseckes said.

“The bridge was built in 1925, so the deterioration is a matter of age, exposure to the elements and wear and tear from years of use,” Verseckes.

So far, the state has poured new concrete to make the repair of the deck. Steel plates are covering the repair area to allow for the concrete to cure, after which the pavement will be put down over the concrete and the plates removed.

The state estimates the repairs to be finished in about two weeks, Verseckes said.

The contractor is SPS New England. The project is paid for from a Western Massachusetts area contract to make emergency or unexpected bridge deck repairs.

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