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Summers County Bridge Repair to Restrict Access to Lake

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A bridge in Summers County is getting repairs and that means some inconvenience for boaters at Bluestone Lake.

The Lilly Bridge that Crosses Route 20 over Bluestone Lake will be replaced.   The West Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a contract for the work to be done by a construction company out of Saxonburg, Pa.

The work is underway and the construction will be going on for at least three years.

The construction will include building a new bridge next to and upstream from the existing bridge.

The work means some restrictions to the visitors of Bluestone Lake.   The water directly under the bridge will be closed to boat traffic.  The land under the existing bridge is also closed to vehicle and foot traffic.   These restrictions are for the safety of visitors to Bluestone park.

Boaters will still access the Bluestone River section of Bluestone Lake down to the Lilly Bridge area, but access will be through the Bluestone State Park boat ramp below the state park office.