AYER -- The East Main Street Bridge, closed Friday after a large hole opened in the westbound lane, has been repaired and reopened.

DPW Superintendent Mark Wetzel estimated the hole was 20 inches in diameter, and that depth of the hole was a foot deep. "It was not very safe," Wetzel said. "There are other holes in that area but not that size. It went all the way through so you could see the railroad tracks."

The bridge is heavily traveled, because East Main Street is both Routes 2A and 111. The bridge is the sole span over the tracks if a train was passing through downtown.

At daybreak on Saturday morning, the hole was closed and sealed.

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