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WILLIAMSVILLE COVERED BRIDGE INFORMATION - 04/27/06

CURRENT BRIDGE

Weight Limit 20,000#
Height Limit 11'6" and 11'2"
One-Lane - Width

Repairs needed to replace lag bolts - Cost - $5,065
Town responsible for cost of ongoing general maintenance issues
Use of the current bridge by fire trucks and school busses is questionable due to weight restrictions and condition of the bridge.

Detour - Trucks required to use Baker Brook Road (TH#19), Beetlestone Hill Road (TH#47) and Parish Hill Road (TH#26) because of the covered bridge limitations. Bridges used on the route, Green Iron Bridge (BR#49) and BR#50. Use of BR#41 on Parish Hill Road (TH#26) is not to be used by trucks.

REHABILITATION OF COVERED BRIDGE

Weight Limit 40,000#
Height Limit 12'
One-Lane - Width 14'6"

Cost of rehabilitation - $1,6 million from federal funds for historic covered bridges.
Cost to the town - $0
Rehabilitation scheduled for 2009. Temporary bridge to be installed, downstream during reconstruction of the bridge.

Detour - Trucks that are over the 40,000# weight limit and are above the height restriction will be required to use the same detour route as stated above.

NEW TWO-LANE BRIDGE

Weight Limit
Height Limit No restriction
Two-Lane - width 27'6"

Cost for new two-lane covered concrete bridge - $1,500,000
Cost to the Town - 10% of the cost of the bridge - $150,000
Estimated cost to move current bridge to another location - $200,000

Time frame - Unknown

No requirement for trucks to use a detour after the bridge is completed.

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