The Unionville Bridge is reopened this morning after suffering some minor damage due to a plow truck.
According to Police Lt. Marshall Porter, a plow truck hit an expansion joint on the bridge and ripped it up. The truck did not hit the bridge, rather the edge of the plow blade caught the joint and pulled it up.
As a result, police closed one lane on the bridge until the state Department of Transportation responded and cut the piece. The bridge was then reopened, Porter said.
The damage is not structural, Porter said, and is safe to drive on. The DOT will return to repair the expansion plate at a later date.
“It’s like a rubber gasket between the bridge and the road that allows it to expand and contract,” explained Town Engineer Matt Blume. “Sometimes it sticks up a little higher than it should. It’s completely non-structural.”