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Save the Clement Street Bridge

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The Clement Street Bridge is the centerpiece of an intact 19th century industrial landscape. The design was developed by Thomas Willis Pratt one of the country’s leading engineers and is one of the last working examples of the famous “Through Truss” he invented. The bridge has served Bay State Village and the City of Northampton for 120 years.

In 1990 the neighborhood successfully rallied behind a widely supported movement to repair and retain the bridge. State and local funds were found for the project and the newly restored bridge was opened in the fall of 1993. However the city’s failure to maintain the structure now threatens its future.

The undersigned urge the City of Northampton to repair and maintain this historic and vital transportation link. Please save the Clement Street Bridge

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