Salem selectmen criticize delay in bridge work completion
Town Manager Keith Hickey said the bridge will be open as the work is finished up, with the possible exception of one or two days.
“Is there a penalty? They were supposed to be done by the start of school,” said McBride. “Obviously, they are two weeks late.”
“The contractor can counter with claims about the amount of water that we’ve had,” said Puff. “So rather than pursue that, I’ve pushed them to get the bridge open to traffic as soon as it was reasonably possible.”
“That’s essentially an equivalent penalty,” said Puff. “To be clear, there are a lot of misconceptions about liquidated damages. It’s not as easy as, ‘You’re late, give us the money.’ It’s not that clean.”
The Bluff Street Bridge replacement consisted of the full replacement of the metal pipe arch structure and a full box reconstruction of the adjacent roadway. The project also included roadway re-alignment, new pavement, drainage improvements and guardrail replacement.
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