Rocks Village Bridge

Rocks Village Bridge spans the Merrimack River between Haverhill and West Newbury.

The two-lane bridge connecting Rocks Village in Haverhill to West Newbury was closed Friday afternoon after a truck with a roll-off trash bin apparently hit part of the structure overhead, knocking the metal bin onto the bridge.

Police closed the bridge and were reportedly waiting for a state bridge inspector to arrive to determine the extent of damage.

The trash bin also was straddling the center line of the bridge, which is a connector for many people coming to and from Haverhill, West Newbury, Groveland and Merrimac.

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