Weymouth: State, Feds set to break ground on Fore River Bridge replacement

State transportation officials say the much awaited groundbreaking for the new Fore River Bridge will take place today.

State and Federal officials plan to break ground at about 1pm Friday on the$240 million dollar replacement which has been years in the works.

The bridge project, which is funded by the Deval Patrick/Timothy Murray Administration’s accelerated bridge program – will replace the temporary bridge that has been in place for the last 10 years.

Governor Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey, the Deputy Administrator for the Federay Highway Administration, and State Senator John Keenan are among those expected to take part in the groundbreaking on the northeast bank of the Fore River channel.

The bridge which runs over the Fore River channel — is located in Quincy and Weymouth – and is considered to be critical to the Route 3A Corridor.

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