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Jan 7, 2013 4:41 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

North Haven Picks Bid To Rebuild Sandy-Damaged Bridge

Jan 8, 2013 2:32 PM

The North Haven Village Board last week picked a local firm to rebuild a trail bridge behind Village Hall that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Keith Grimes Inc., which has a Montauk post office box, estimated it would cost $24,380 to rebuild the approximately 54-foot-long and 3.5-foot-wide pedestrian “short bridge” part of a mile-long loop, using 4-inch-square composite pilings, timber framing, decking and handrails. The company said in its proposal to the village it would provide all labor, machinery and materials. It did not, however, say how it would dispose of debris from the old bridge, an issue noted by village officials.

Mayor Laura Nolan said she has heard only good things about the firm. She and fellow board members George E. Butts III, E. Dianne Skilbred and James Smyth voted in favor of the bid last Thursday, January 3. Trustee Jeffery E. Sander was absent. A few other firms also had submitted bids.

The work will probably not begin until March, village officials said.

Also at the meeting, Ms. Nolan mentioned that an air scan to tally the number of deer in the village will take place either this month or next. North Haven is working on forming a deer management committee to help address its large deer population.

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