Replacement bridge in Southwick almost complete

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Crews expect to finish construction on the new North Loomis Street bridge in Southwick by next week.

Originally Built in 1914, the old two-lane bridge is a key link between Westfield, Southwick and Northern Connecticut.

In recent years, the old bridge has accommodated as many as three thousand cars per day.

Southwick town engineer Dick Grannells told 22News that nature and traffic have finally taken their toll on the old bridge.

“They used to build them strong,” Grannells explained. “It’s just unfortunate over the years it has degraded from the heavy flows under it, beaver dams and ice and whatnot in the winter time.”

The new bridge was built in a matter of weeks, and that the state is paying the $500,000 construction cost.

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