Weymouth: MassDOT describes new Fore River Bridge design

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public hearing Thursday night at the Weymouth Abigail Adams Middle School concerning the new Fore River Bridge and the 75% completion drawings.

The completed bridge will cost $272 million and will be open to traffic in the fall of 2016.

Project Manager Jack Peccora spoke with WATD’s Bob Gohl at the hearing about the 75% drawings. “It includes the completed structure from all facets. All of the tower, lift span, approach spans, architecture, everything to do with the project at the 75% detail level,” said Peccora

Peccora estimates that it’ll take another 2-3 months to complete the rest of the design.

Foundation work is currently ongoing with steel arriving daily. Framework for the main construction and the vertical lift span are expected to begin this fall and completed in early 2015.

Vertical lift design

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