The old adage says good things come to those who wait — and considering how long everyone has been waiting for the Middlebury bridge to reopen, I guess this ought to be one amazing hunk of bridge. The truth is, it may not win any bridge design awards but I have a feeling it wil bring great accolades from anyone that has had to drive the long way around for the last 3 years. So come join City Council to officially cut the ribbon on Sunday at 12 noon at the bridge. Even if you can’t make it, hopefully you’ll smile knowing that the Middlebury Road bridge is back in business.
Gene Roberts and Chris Tolnar, your Public Service Director and City Engineer, did a terrific job making this bridge happen. Once agreements with the railroad were signed they got everything rolling in order to finish the job before the end of the year. So when you drive across the bridge, think of them and remember to thank them the next time you see them for a job well done.
The bridge is a testament to what engineers can accomplish once the attorney’s get out of their way.
The new bridge is now open!! See photo below: