Franklin Line East Street Bridge Rehabilitation
Updated on May 24, 2019
About the Project
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.
- 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 email@example.com.