Town Hall, P.O. Box 548, 27 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Update 7/3/13 - Amesville Bridge CLOSED Until Further Notice
Amesville/Water St. Bridge
On June 24th the towns of Salisbury and Canaan (Falls Village) held a public informational meeting for interested residents to learn about the status of the bridge project. WMC Engineering presented the 3 alternatives for restoration or replacement, including full restoration of the existing structure, replacement in a one-lane configuration with a new steel bridge with a design similar to what is there now, and a full replacement in a two-lane configuration. The meeting also included a representative of Close, Jenson and Miller, which is a liaison firm for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.
The residents were unanimous in support of the replacement in a one-lane configuration; a poll of the meeting was 43-0 in favor of this option. The rationale for this decision is summarized in the attached letter from the First Selectmen in both towns. The next step will be to submit the public testimony to the federal highway engineers in hope of approval in the next few weeks. During this time WMC is also working on additional hydraulic analysis as required by FEMA.
Thank you for your patience as we try to expedite this project with the various state and federal government oversight personnel. Best wishes for a fine summer and we will keep this updated as we learn more information.