A bridge over a brook in Southbury is closed indefinitely. The Spruce Brook Bridge was inspected by the State Department of Transportation on Friday when town officials noticed a significant change in the condition of the culverts. Southbury officials were told that an immediate closure was recommended.
The bridge carries a roadway over the Transylvania Brook and was closed indefinitely on Monday after a follow up inspection.
Detour signs and a road block have been set up alerting motorists to use Route 172 to Liberty Lane and Yankee Drive. The road connects to Spruce Brook Road beyond the bridge.
A safe alternative over the brook is being worked on.