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Plans for New Vermont Bridge to Make Debut

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Transportation officials say a $60 million project to replace the aging, deteriorated Interstate 91 bridge over Route 30 and the West River in Brattleboro, Vt., is scheduled to begin later this year.

A public meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brattleboro Union High School on the plans for the 1,036-foot-long arching concrete bridge.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports the bridge will be 104 feet wide and will carry four lanes of traffic. The current bridge uses separate spans to accommodate northbound and southbound traffic, and officials have said it is too narrow by today's safety standards.

The new bridge will stand on 70-foot piers, each of which will feature a walkway to a viewing platform as well as nearby kayak/canoe launches.

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