The question has to be asked that as there has never been any maintenance done on the bridge, and it is in a sad state of repair.
The bridge takes a fortune everyday, and it is doubtful if most of the money ever sees the public coffers. However it would take an idiot not to notice that the figures quoted by the town board are incorrect.
Some of this money should be used to repair the bridge now as various bits of plywood are not even a short term solution. The people who live up north should demand that it is fixed immediately and it should also be said what vehicles are allowed and what vehicles are not allowed to traverse the bridge.
Perhaps we should only allow bycyles/pedestrians and 30 ton trucks-just a passing thought.