An official of VTrans, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, has announced the closure of the second bridge on Vermont Route 74 spanning the Lemon Fair River between Shoreham and Cornwall.
According to Scott Rogers of VTrans, "A hole in the bridge deck was discovered by district maintenance forces Feb. 14, at which time the bridge was closed to one lane for the safety of the traveling public."
Rogers noted that subsequent inspections last week revealed additional concerns with the concrete decks. For safety reasons, VTrans moved to close the span completely.
Starting last week, all traffic across the bridge was being detoured.
With more bridge inspections pending, it's unclear how long the bridge will remain closed.
During the period of inspection and repair, Route 74 will remain closed to through traffic from its intersection with Quiet Valley Road in Shoreham, to its intersection with North and South Bingham Street in Cornwall.
Rogers said only local traffic will be permitted access into the closure area.