Stillwater Bridge in Deerfield open to traffic again

Bridge had been shut down in October after failed inspection

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A Deerfield police cruiser on the Stillwater Bridge, which has been re-opened to traffic following emergency repairs. Image Courtesy: Deerfield Police Department

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There is some welcome news for drivers in Deerfield and surrounding communities. The Stillwater Bridge, which was shut down for emergency repairs more than a month ago, has been re-opened.

It had initially been estimated that the bridge closure would take three months, but everything has been completed sooner than expected.

Deerfield Police Patrolman Adam Sokoloski told 22News that cars began driving over the bridge at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon.

“The solid teamwork between the Town of Deerfield officials and MassDOT worked out great. Now that the bridge is open, prompt emergency service will resume to that area of town. The school(s) will be working with students, parents, and their transportation provider to get things back to normal,” Sokoloski wrote in a statement to 22News.

While the bridge has re-opened to car traffic, trucks will still have to abide by the weight restrictions that were in place before the closure.

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