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Drawbridge plan raises hackles

Fans challenge push to replace 19th-century Chatham span

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By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / August 16, 2010

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CHATHAM — The Mitchell River Bridge, a wooden drawbridge spanning a saltwater channel at the elbow of the Cape, looks today much as it did in the 1850s, when the clam diggers and fishermen making up Chatham’s Town Meeting counted out $1,300 for its construction. A small lobsterman’s shack sits by one corner, and skiffs bob at their moorings on ... (Full article: 956 words)

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