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Elizabeth Cole: More signage needed at Manhan Bridge work

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The Weymouth-based Northern Construction Company, working on Easthampton's Route 10 bridge reconstruction project, hopes to bring the job in ahead of schedule. Here, Yulian Kostov works on the job one day last week. For story, see Page 5.

CAROL LOLLIS

Attention to detail The Weymouth-based Northern Construction Company, working on Easthampton's Route 10 bridge reconstruction project, hopes to bring the job in ahead of schedule. Here, Yulian Kostov works on the job one day last week. For story, see Page 5. CAROL LOLLIS Purchase photo reprints »

To the editor:

“People are oblivious.” “They look at you like you have three heads.” “It’s just annoying.”

I’m hoping your reporter Rebecca Everett took the Easthampton police sergeant’s quotes out of context in the Sept. 27 story about drivers trying to cross the closed Manhan Bridge in Easthampton despite signs and barriers.

It’s true, there is a “bridge closed” sign. But another sign reads, “Northampton Street (Route 10) Businesses Are Open.”

What’s missing? A “Do Not Enter” sign. No wonder drivers are confused.

Elizabeth Cole

Easthampton

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Friday, September 27, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — Since the Manhan Bridge on Route 10 has been closed for replacement, drivers have been warned away by signs, cones and barriers on both ends of the bridge. But in the past week, numerous drivers have skirted barriers on the bridge’s south side and driven across the unfinished deck, cruising through the construction workers and equipment, before realizing … 3

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