Franklin Line East Street Bridge Rehabilitation
Timeline: 2016 – 2019
Status: Construction ongoing
The East Street Bridge, which carries the Franklin Line over East Street in Westwood, is being upgraded for improved vehicle clearance and pedestrian safety.
The original bridge, built in 1911, had low clearance, and the roadway beneath had no sidewalks, posing a safety hazard to vehicles and pedestrians passing under it.
Building a Better T
As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.
- New steel-plate-girder structure with a steel thru-girder structure
- New concrete abutments
- Improved vertical clearance of 13 feet, 3 inches (compared to today's 10 feet, 6 inches)
- Improved roadway safety beneath the bridge, with additional sidewalks and bike lane shoulders, for an overall horizontal clearance of 32 feet
For all queries and comments related to Franklin Line East Street Bridge Rehabilitation, please contact senior project manager Linda Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org.