News last night on the Pleasant Street Bridge: trailers will be onsite next week and construction is set to begin in April.
This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! The bridge is coming! The bridge is coming!
Of course, this IS the Pleasant Street Bridge, so there’s a catch: the current design does not include sidewalks. This caused Selectmen to go slightly ballistic last night.
Mary Ann Cotton: “It’s absurd to build a bridge without a sidewalk.”
Peter Adams: “That will make it take another six years.”
MAC: “The amount of time they’ve spent to build this bridge — they owe us sidewalks. They owe us moving sidewalks.”
A letter has been sent requesting sidewalks. Or we could, you know, just walk on water, a miracle that would be akin to actually getting the bridge in place…