LEE -- Within two months, the town plans to install a temporary bridge to replace a damaged one the state ordered closed nearly seven months ago.

The interim span on Meadow Street over Powder Mill Brook is scheduled to be in place by mid-December, but likely sooner, according to Lee Public Works Superintendent Christopher Pompi.

"We have a deadline of Dec. 15, but [the contractor] can install it anytime," Pompi said. "The job will only take a couple of weeks to complete."