RUMFORD — The Rumford-Mexico Active Community Environment Team will meet Thursday, April 7, to hear updates on using land along the Swift River to construct a recreational bridge.

The meeting is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Rumford Town Hall. 

The effort to build a bridge began four years ago when Carl Constanzi, program coordinator for the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program in Oxford County, received a Community Transformation Grant that created separate environment teams for Rumford-Mexico, South Paris, Bethel and Sacopee Valley.

One of the projects the Rumford-Mexico team chose was building a recreational bridge a short distance north of the Hosmer Field complex — the site where a wooden covered bridge, built in 1870, was destroyed 30 years later by a windstorm.

Since the beginning of the year, the ACE team has met and narrowed possible sites to two plots Rumford owns on both sides of the river.

At its previous meeting, the team discussed concerns of residents who own land along the Swift River, near the area where it wishes to build the bridge.

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