Tuesday, June 14, 2005

An Ominous Sign for a Bridge Site

A bridge in Fairfield County is about to be bypassed! Looks like I made my visit just in time as this is a sure sign a new bridge site is being prepared. It's common to build the replacement beside the old bridge. This is done for serveral reasons. Obviously, its less disruptive to traffic but often old bridges cross the waterway at right angles to have the shortest possible span length. This gives the road an "S" shape. The new bridge will straighten the road making a safer approach.