The North Bridge, one of the state's most visited historic sites, will be closed for the next few months while it undergoes repairs, according to the National Park Service.

The bridge in Minute Man National Park was closed last Monday while the contractor prepared for work around the bridge and nearby monuments. The actual restoration project will begin next Monday with the dismantling of the current bridge. The work is expected to take several months.

The current wooden bridge that has stood in commemoration of the 1775 battle was built in 1956. There has been a bridge in the general area of the current bridge since 1760.

- Boston Globe