Beaver Street Bridge
This project will replace the Beaver Street Bridge over Beaver Dam Brook. This bridge was identified in the 2013 Framingham City Wide Bridge Inspection and Master Plan as a replacement priority within ten years. The bridge was originally built in 1922 and rebuilt in 1951. The structure exhibits severe deterioration of the concrete and has a posted weight limit.
Recently the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) created the Municipal Small Bridge Program. This grant program funds the repair and replacement of small bridges, with spans between 10 feet and 20 feet, which are not eligible for other funding sources. The City has applied for and received a $500,000 grant toward the design and replacement of this critical structure.
Beaver Street Bridge Online Presentation
The Framingham Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce that the Beaver Street Bridge will reopen to vehicular traffic and pedestrians this evening, Wednesday, September 9.
Construction for the bridge started in late April 2020. The existing bridge structure was demolished and replaced with a new concrete structure. Additional improvements include new water, sewer, and drainage utilities, sidewalks, guardrails, and pavement.
“A project of this magnitude paired with a long duration road closure can be impactful,” said Blake Lukis, Director of Public Works. “The entire DPW team appreciates residents’ and businesses’ patience and cooperation throughout this process.”
Punch list items will continue to be addressed after the bridge’s opening.