Board approves plan to deal with fuel tanks ahead of bridge

November 22, 2019 GMT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A development review board in Brattleboro, Vermont, has approved a plan to deal with a company’s fuel tank relocation issue to make way for a new bridge connecting the state with New Hampshire.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports a plan approved by the Development Review Board is to construct six new above-ground storage tanks and a loading rack.

Michael Fifield, president and owner of Barrows & Fisher Oil Co., said his group’s building will remain underneath where the bridge will be and will not hold flammable liquids.

The new bridge will replace the existing twin truss bridges on Route 119, the Anna Marsh Hunt Bridge and the Charles Dana Bridge, which have connected Hinsdale and Brattleboro since 1926. There will be an 1,800-foot span about 300 feet south of the current bridges.