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MBTA Shore Line BridgeConstruction work begins November 4-6 and the following weekend to replace the Shore Line Bridge along the Fairmount/Franklin Commuter Rail Line, resulting in temporarily altered service for travelers.

The bridge, located in the Readville section of Hyde Park providing service to Franklin, is over the Amtrak Northeast corridor which provides service to Providence station. Bridge replacement work will take place over the weekend of November 4-6, and November 11-13.

At about 11 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, the Fairmount upper Station and the bridge will be taken out of service. The Franklin Branch will be taken out of service around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4. Shuttle service will be provided from Friday night, November 4, through Sunday, November 6, with commuter rail service resuming on Monday, November 7, at 4:00 a.m.

The contractor will be working around the clock starting Thursday, November 3, at 11:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m., Monday, November 7, to demolish the existing bridge and put in place the proposed new bridge. The existing bridge will be removed Friday night into Saturday morning and the new bridge will be placed Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The following weekend, the Franklin Line will again be taken out of service around 9:00 p.m. so that the contractor can perform work on the east approach slab and bring the bridge work to completion. A bus bridge and shuttle service will be provided, with service resuming on Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m.

Service updates and updates on the Shore Line Bridge Project are available on the MBTA website.

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