The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved construction of a landmark bicycle-pedestrian connection from East Cambridge to Charlestown City Square and the Boston Harbor Waterfront- the North Bank Bridge.
The $25.3 million contract awarded to Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. is a "shovel ready" project funded by federal stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), creating jobs in the construction trades for ironworkers, electricians, masons, surveyors, and laborers as well as fabricators and engineering professionals. Construction is expected to take slightly more than two years.
The project is part of required mitigation for the impact of the Central Artery/Tunnel project in the New Charles River Basin.
The North Bank Bridge River Walk over the Millers River and the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks will provide an accessible and safe multi-use path connection from Cambridge to Charlestown, with walkway connections from the bridge linking North Point Park and Paul Revere Park. A connection will be provided to the recently constructed Cambridge Multi-Use Trail.
The project completes surface restoration beneath and adjacent to the Zakim Bridge along the north and south banks of the Charles River and offers an enhanced route for residents traveling to the Charlestown waterfront and North End. Learn more about ARRA federal stimulus transportation projects.
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Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens posted on Aug 18
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