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Merrimack River and Washington Street Bridges

Updated on March 14, 2018

About the Project

Timeline: 2016 – 2018
Status: Construction

This project includes the rehabilitation of the Merrimack River Bridge and the Washington Street Bridge superstructure. The two bridges form one structure that carries the Haverhill Line Commuter Rail through Haverhill, MA. In addition, the piers are being repaired and scour protection being provided.

Project Features

  • Repair and strengthening of structural steel superstructure
  • Replacement of bearings
  • Scour protection


  • Safer, more reliable service on the Haverhill line
  • Elimination of speed restrictions on the bridge
  • Brings the bridges to a State of Good Repair
  • Reduced maintenance costs and service impacts

Service Alerts

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to Merrimack River and Washington Street Bridges, please contact:

Michael Ryan, Project Manager