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Franklin Line Guild Street Bridge Rehabilitation

Updated on March 14, 2018

About the Project

Timeline: 2016 – 2017
Status: Construction

The Guild Street bridge carries the Franklin Line over Guild Street in Norwood, and was first built in 1896. The current granite block abutments and riveted steel-thru girders have been damaged by time and weather and will be completely replaced by this work.

Project Features

  • New steel thru-girder system, bridge components, and train tracks 
  • Geotechnical tieback anchor systems replacing the granite block abutments
  • Repairs to adjacent masonry walls
  • New roadway drainage system
  • Sidewalks under the bridge
  • Improved roadway lighting


  • Safer walking spaces for pedestrians
  • Safer, more reliable service for customers on the Franklin Commuter Rail line
  • Reduced maintenance costs and service impacts for the foreseeable future

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to Franklin Line Guild Street Bridge Rehabilitation, please contact:

John Schwarz, Director of Bridges and Tunnels