We caught a sight on Friday afternoon that prompted us to take a couple of photos and to share them with our readers.
The North Lake Park Bridge replacement project is well underway, and currently a large hole sits on the spot where the venerable bridge once stood.
Mansfield City Council approved the replacement in February, which is using a $500,000 OPWC grant to fund a sizable portion of the $707,000 cost.
Built in 1898 and having survived two world wars and service to generations of Mansfielders, the original double arched deck bridge was 44 feet long and 19 feet in width. The arches have been failing in recent years, and the span has been rated as deficient by state officials. It is estimated that 300 cars on average cross the bridge each day.
The new bridge will have a single arched design.
Photos of the work can be seen above and below.
Sources: City of Mansfield, BridgeHunter.com; Photos: 1812Blockhouse