Queens County single-lane bridge to get replacement

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The Chronicle Herald reports that the Bridge Street bridge, one of two single-lane spans in Milton, will be replaced with a two-lane structure sometime over the next two years, Transportation Minister Morris Smith said in a recent interview.

Built to accommodate increased traffic, the bridge has been a fixture in the community for about 113 years.

“The tradition we’ve had in the community with the one-lane has been to follow the courtesy of doing the one-on-one,” said Linda Rafuse, curator of the Queens County Museum and president of the Milton Heritage Society.

“It’s been more than 100 years since that bridge was built and traffic is greater than it used to be,” he said. “Safety is always important to us, so two lanes are better than one.”

Smith said the project is in the planning stage, with construction set to begin sometime in 2014.

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