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massdot_highway_logoMassDOT is announcing that the Boden Lane Bridge in Natick is permanently closed and will be torn down.  Following an incident last week, a detailed inspection of the bridge structure was conducted, and the MassDOT Highway Division has determined that the bridge is not safe for vehicles or pedestrians and must be replaced.

During the next several weeks, MassDOT will work with a contractor to demolish the Boden Lane Bridge and will begin to take steps to initiate the bridge replacement project process. A replacement project schedule has yet to be determined.

The bridge was closed on Thursday, October 31, following a bridge strike by rail maintenance equipment.

The Boden Lane Bridge carries traffic over the MBTA Worcester-Framingham Commuter Rail Line near West Natick Station in Natick. The bridge closure does not affect commuter rail service.

MassDOT has partnered with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority to temporarily provide shuttle service for pedestrians who use the Boden Lane Bridge so pedestrians may have access to the Natick Commuter Rail Station until a more permanent solution is in place.

Those traveling through this area of Natick should seek alternate routes.

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