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Fall River, Veterans Memorial Bridge, Westbound Open, September 13, 2011 The westbound lanes of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge carrying Route 6 over the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River opened to traffic early this afternoon. 

The $292.6 million bridge project includes a new a four-leaf bascule bridge that will improve traffic on the roads and on the waterway, with a horizontal clearance of 200 feet and a vertical clearance of 60 feet with the bascule leaves in the closed position. 

As one of the largest bridge projects in the Commonwealth, the four-phased work began more than a decade ago to relocate Route 6 over the Taunton River.  The existing Brightman Street Bridge built in 1906 stands a quarter-mile south and has handled 45,000 vehicles per day. 

Final work is being completed on the eastbound lanes of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge, which are scheduled to open in fall 2011.  Eastbound traffic will remain on the Brightman Street Bridge until then.

 

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