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Bridge wrecked in Fort Plain flood reopens

Four village streets remain closed

A view from the Reid Street bridge over the Otsquago Creek in the village of Fort Plain, with Abbott Street to the right, after a flash flood hit the area June 28. The Reid Street bridge had remained closed until Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A view from the Reid Street bridge over the Otsquago Creek in the village of Fort Plain, with Abbott Street to the right, after a flash flood hit the area June 28. The Reid Street bridge had remained closed until Thursday.
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The Route 80 bridge connecting the village of Fort Plain to the town of Minden is open, a little more than a month after the Otsquago Creek floodwater severely eroded its foundation. “We finally got that thing open,” said Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Piccola. “We’ve had crews working from sunup to sundown out there since 24 hours after the flood.” He said the opening represents a large state and contractor effort, and a major ...


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