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    Problem Bridge Patched Up Again in Lawrence

    Drivers say they don't feel safe on the Charles Nyhan Bridge in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, July 5, 2018)

    The Charles Nyhan Bridge in Lawrence, Massachusetts has been so problematic for drivers, many of them tell NBC10 Boston they don't feel safe driving on it.

    Drivers say they've complained to city officials because they feel it's a safety hazard.

    "I have to drive it every single day to go home, and it's ridiculous," said Jackie Vega, a lifelong Lawrence resident. "The other day, my car just brought me and my daughter up."

    Minutes after arriving to report on the shoddy bridge, public works crews from the city arrived to construct a temporary fix to the problem. The bridge is a state road, one in which the city and state are corresponding to fix.

    Woman, 93, Rescued From Camp Fire by Her Garbageman

    [NATL] Woman, 93, Rescued From Camp Fire by Her Garbageman

    Margaret Newsum, 93, had no idea that the Camp Fire was rapidly approaching her Magalia home until her caretaker left for the day and she turned on the television. She was quickly rescued by her friend Dane Ray Cummings, who decided to break company policy and rescue Newsum with his Waste Management truck. KCRA reports.

    (Published 4 hours ago)

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it is working to remove some temporary and loose "fill pavement" that was installed during the winter, when potholes appeared and the temperatures were too low to allow for permanent repairs.

    Crews are scheduled to finish work removing the fill pavement by Saturday, and a project is scheduled to begin in the next several weeks, weather permitting, to do full repairs on that area of the bridge.

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