Mitchell River Bridge Closed For Painting

By: Tim Wood

The Mitchell River Drawbridge. FILE PHOTO

CHATHAM -- The Mitchell River Drawbridge will be closed through Thursday while final painting is completed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

The same detours will be used as were in place during the two-plus years that the bridge was under construction.  The bridge is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The work is expected to be completed on Thursday,  The drawbridge span will be in operation during the closure to accommodate marine traffic.