Wednesday, December 11, 2013
VIENNA — The bridge carrying Route 41 across Mill Stream is getting some rehabilitation work by state Department of Transportation maintenance crews. The work is intended to extending the bridge’s lifespan.
Maine Department of Transportation employees Lenny Sioch, left, Gary Ritter and Tim Clement secure wooden forms on a wing wall that retains Route 41 along the bridge spanning Mill Stream in Vienna on Tuesday. Workers from the state's bridge maintenance department will be spending three weeks adding metal rods to secure the walls and replacing the rails on the bridge in the center of the village.
Staff photo by Andy Molloy
Ted Talbot, department spokesman, said the work includes repairing wing walls and replacing rails.
The downstream wing wall is completed and rails are being installed there. Crews now are dealing with the upstream walls.
Talbot said the maintenance crew in that area is doing this as time permits. “Occasionally, they’re pulled off for other projects as needs arise,” he said.
He said about a month’s worth of work remains on the project, but that it is being done intermittently. Talbot said the work does not require any ongoing traffic restriction.
The project is funded by the regular transportation department maintenance budget.