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Secretary Davey, Anderson Bridge Groundbreak, July 9, 2012MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey joined local officials today to break ground on the Anderson Memorial Bridge project, connecting the cities of Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River.

The $19.9 million project is funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.

The historic bridge rehabilitation project includes structural repairs to the 97-year old concrete arch bridge that carries North Harvard Street over the Charles River, preserving original masonry features where possible. Construction will be done in four phases and will be complete by fall 2014.

"The Anderson Memorial Bridge is a hallmark structure, and the rehabilitation of this important bridge reflects our Administration’s commitment to investing in infrastructure improvements in cities and towns across the Commonwealth,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. 

“Through the Accelerated Bridge Program, we are reversing decades of neglect, restoring our roads and bridges to a condition that we can all be proud of,” Secretary Davey said.

During construction, two arches will remain open at all times to allow for recreational boaters and rowers in the Charles River to pass under the bridge.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction using a combination of striping and barrels to guide traffic through the site.

Approximately $400 million in Accelerated Bridge Program funds have been allocated for the seven Charles River Basin bridge projects.  This is the third bridge rehabilitation project to get underway following the completion of the Craigie Dam Bridge and the Craigie Drawbridge.

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