This is the bridge D.O.T. has installed over the Sawyer River on Route 302. It went in yesterday. Before that, people had to climb down into the debris and then out.
I saw a guy walk his bike over it and then continue on, so obviously it’s working. Not as well as some people would like, however. The guys working there said they expected to get the temporary bridge in and operational in three weeks. It will go on the foundation of the old bridge, which I was told got taken down 40 years ago.
So people are making do. It isn’t ideal, and a number of people have told me they can’t go to work because of the damage, but the darkest days are likely past.
Check out my Conway Daily Sun coverage so far:
And surely more to come.