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Beverly Drawbridge Rehabilitation

Updated on March 14, 2018

About the Project

Timeline: 2015 – 2018
Status: Construction

The Beverly drawbridge carries the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail over the Danvers River in Beverly and Salem, MA. Additionally, the swing span of the bridge sits on a center pivot that, when opened, provides for two navigation channels for maritime traffic.  

Project Features: 

  • Repairs to concrete support piles
  • Repairs to 104-foot steel swing span components that rest on a center pivot pier
  • New mechanical components, including the hydraulic rail system, bridge wedges, and swing span motor


  • Safer for rail and maritime traffic
  • Eliminates speed restriction on bridge
  • More reliable Commuter Rail service

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to Beverly Drawbridge Rehabilitation, please contact:

John Schwarz, Project Manager