Duxbury: State recommends partial closure of Powder Point Bridge over Duxbury Bay

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State officials have informed the town of Duxbury that the latest round of inspections on the Powder Point Bridge over Duxbury Bay has revealed accelerated disintegration of the bridge’s pilings.

In a letter sent by Mass Department of Transportation chief engineer Thomas Broderick to the town’s director of public works, MassDOT recommends that the bridge be closed to vehicular traffic.

Selectman Ted Flynn, when reached by phone, acknowledged that he had learned of the letter, but referred WATD to Harbormaster Don Beers, who was unavailable for comment last night.

Flynn said Beers would be the person who could best speak about the closures to vehicular traffic and repairs planned for the bridge.

The letter goes on to say that the inspection took place on August 29th, and the town was notified on October 22nd that it should close the bridge.

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Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.