Shaky Archertown bridge under scrutiny

ORFORD–Orford Selectboard members want to reduce the stress on a red-listed bridge that is scheduled to be replaced next year.
Board members voted on April 27 to implement emergency safety measures on the Archertown Road bridge over Jacobs Brook near the village in response to a worsening crack in one of the walls.
The measures include putting up stop signs near the bridge to slow travel speeds and reduce vibration on the bridge. Town officials will narrow travel lanes with concrete jersey barriers and impose a weight limit of 3 tons.