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Cambridge Greenway Trail Bridge opening in Jeffersonville

Cambridge Greenway Trail Bridge opening in Jeffersonville Jeffersonville Vermont

posted at 9:46 am Mon Dec 11th, 2017 by (WherezIt_Staff)

On December 8th at 11 am, Senator Richard Westman of Lamoille County and Larry Wyckoff Chair of the Cambridge Selectboard will join State and Federal officials in celebrating the opening of the Cambridge Greenway Trail Bridge in Jeffersonville, VT.

The new bridge over the Brewster River replaces an older bridge which had a low elevation and as a result was affected by flood waters on an almost annual basis. The new bridge is adequately sized and proportioned and will reduce the potential for flooding in Jeffersonville Village. The project included removing the existing abutments and restoring the floodplain in the vicinity of the abutments.

The Lamoille County Planning Commission served as project manager for the bridge. Caleb Magoon, Chair of the Board of Directors stated, "We are so pleased that our many partners came together to create a longer, higher bridge that will allow the passage of more water out of the Village."

The bulk of the funding for the project was provided by a Hazard Mitigation Grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Community Development Block Grant through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additional funding was provided by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. "This Bridge project which reduces potential flooding in the community is a thoughtful and effective use of FEMA resources," said Lauren Oates, Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Officer.

The project was originally planned to include re-use of an historic bridge that is currently in storage but costs for that option became prohibitive. "The Agency of Commerce was pleased to administer the federal Community Development funds for this project and we believe that this bridge is an attractive and beneficial addition to the Cambridge Community", said Laura Trieschmann, Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer.

Remarks will be followed by a Ribbon Cutting and tour of the bridge. Additional native plantings will be added to the floodplain and bank areas in the spring.

Tasha Wallis
Executive Director
Lamoille County Planning Commission
802-760- 7466

Relevant Address(es):
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 (Set as Local)

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