New Milford aims to replace one of worst bridges in Litchfield County. Why some are concerned

Nearly a dozen residents raised concerns about road closures, safety and access to emergency services recently at the public information meeting for the proposed replacement of the Merryall Road bridge. With a rating of four out of 10, the Merryall Road bridge (located over the West Aspetuck River) has been classified as in “poor condition” and deemed one of the five worst bridges in Litchfield County. The town has been considering repairing the bridge for several years. WMC Vice President Keegan Elder saidthe cost of the project would be approximately $4 million. Half the funding would come from state funds and half from town funds. Construction would take place from April to November of next year.

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