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New Bedford Route 18 Bridge, May 29, 2012The $10.5 million project to rebuild Route 18 (JFK Highway) in New Bedford is moving forward and attracting more than its share of attention. 

The construction of the substructure for the new bridge that will carry traffic from Route 18 North to Route 6 East over Elm Street is progressing on schedule.

The bridge will allow direct access to the waterfront via Elm Street and is the first of three intersections along this corridor that will be updated for pedestrian travel. Streetscape, sidewalks, and ornamental lighting will also be installed.

New Bedford Route 18 Bridge Gull Nest, May 29, 2012
During the Memorial Day weekend, a herring gull built a nest directly on the new bridge abutment, presenting an issue for workers trying to access the construction area.

Taking quick action that saved the gull and allowed work to proceed, a momentarily distracted gull allowed workers to move the nest, which contained one egg, and place it on the roof of an adjacent storage trailer.

The gull returned to the nest and is currently keeping a close watch over construction.

 

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