Transit Projects

Beverly Draw Bridge


 Executive Summary:

Contract No. B92PS08 involves design/engineering services for the Beverly Draw Bridge that carries the Rockport and Newburyport Commuter Rail Line over the Danvers River. HNTB Corporation was selected as the engineering firm responsible for the design.

Project Scope:

As part of the rehabilitation/replacement of the Beverly Drawbridge the approach spans are planned to be rehabilitated consisting of concrete pile repairs. Also full replacement of the steel superstructure swing span is to occur including full replacement of mechanical components which include the hydraulic rail system, bridge wedges, and swing span motor and mechanisms. The project scope has been split into two contracts with the first contract to include approach span rehabilitation and the second to include the swing span superstructure/mechanical component replacement. Beverly Draw Bridge

Project Schedule:   

Contract #1 – Approach Span Pile Repair
Notice to Proceed – 8/5/2015
Final Completion – 2/28/2018
Contractor – Middlesex Corp.

Contract #2 – Swing Span Replacement
Notice to Proceed – 3/15/2016
Final Completion – 12/23/2017
Contractor – JF White Contracting

Project Update:

 Contract #1 is continuing with concrete pile repair work within the navigational channel and north & south abutment repairs.  Final completion of project is anticipated for Feb. 2018.

 Contract #2 continuing with various work activities on bridge  in preparation of removal of existing swing span and float-in of new swing span and testing.This work will require a 28-day shutdown of rail service along the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Lines proposed for July 16, 2017 through August 13, 2017 with regular train service on August 14, 2017

 Beverly Drawbridge - PTC Public Meeting