Unauthorized Bog Bridge Gets a Reprieve

By Kim Siebert MacPhail

The “mystery  bridge” near Lantern Lane                    Image (c) JMcCT

The so-called “mystery bridge” in a wetland portion of conservation land near Lantern Lane is no longer slated for removal, according to Director of Public Works Rich Warrington.

“I have no intention to remove it at this time,” stated Warrington.

Although a closer examination will take place to see what needs to be done to make the structure permanent, Warrington says the bridge basically has “good bones.”

“It’s a wonderful effort on the part of the neighborhood to do something good and the last thing we want is to turn around and make a good thing into a negative,” he said. “I’ve been in touch with Chris Laskey [Code Enforcement] and the Conservation Commission to resolve the issue in a realistic way.”

Warrington added that he felt strongly about encouraging access to Bedford’s conservation lands. “That’s what they’re there for,” he said.

To read the original article in The Citizen about the bridge, visit: https://thebedfordcitizen.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/unauthorized-bog-bridge-though-admired-may-be-removed/

The Boston Globe also ran a story about the bridge: https://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/09/12/bedford-digs-into-source-bandit-bridge/cjsmxgdH0qoxXceam2g3RM/story.html


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Jeanne Wright
Jeanne Wright
9 years ago

It’s great to see common sense prevail.

Susanna Natti
9 years ago

Nice resolution – I’m so glad!

mikefeinstein
mikefeinstein
9 years ago

I think that if they are worried about safety that they could post a ‘Use at Your Own Risk’ sign at either end of the bridge. Glad they are leaving this in place.

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