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Eel pond desconstruction

Big happenings in a little village

Shortly after Labor Day 2008, workers began the monumental task of dismantling the 73-year-old Eel Pond drawbridge in the village of Woods Hole. Years of exposure to the elements deteriorated the hydraulic and electrical systems of the old steel bridge on Water Street — a major artery to the village and home to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Information Office, engineering department, and dock, as well as neighboring Marine Biological Laboratory and National Marine Fisheries Service. The replacement drawbridge is scheduled to be ready in May 2009. Pedestrians can cross Water Street using a temporary bridge, while traffic is detoured around the pond.  (Photo by Peter Wiebe, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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