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Voters To Decide On North Country Bridge Replacement

Voters in the town of Columbia, New Hampshire, will be asked to approve nearly $200,000 in bonds to install a bridge before winter.

A combination of heavy rain, snowmelt and mountain runoff caused brooks and streams to flood in the spring. The bridge on Meridan Hill Road was washed out, temporarily stranding 13 families who live above the bridge.

The Caledonian Record reports a temporary bridge was installed, but selectmen say that bridge will be dangerous to maintain and cross in the winter.

Selectmen cited an emergency situation and petitioned a court to hold a town meeting to raise money to replace the bridge. That's now scheduled for Nov. 3. The town is hoping for a three-week construction schedule.

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