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Robert Street Bridge Replacement

The Needham Line runs over the Robert Street Bridge near Roslindale Village

We're replacing the bridge that carries the Needham Line over Robert Street near Roslindale Village Station

The steel bridge, which was built in 1898 and last rehabilitated in 1985, is nearing the end of its useful life and will be completely replaced to meet the MBTA’s reliability and modernization needs.

  • Contract awarded: February 12, 2020
  • Projected completion: Winter 2021
  • Budget: $10 million 
  • Status: Construction

To reduce service disruptions and inconveniences to neighbors, we'll complete work in phases. 

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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.

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What to Expect if You Are a Rider

What to Expect if You Live in the Neighborhood

A rendering of the proposed replacement Robert Strett Bridge, with blue walls.
A rendering of the proposed replacement bridge

Preparation work began the week of June 15, 2020. This work will take place Monday – Friday, 6 AM to 4 PM over the next several weeks, and there will be moderate impacts to pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow as crews begin setting up the work zone.

Once the preparation work is complete, major construction will begin. It will include installing excavation supports at the abutments as well as substructure and superstructure work. During at least 2 weekend shutdowns, crews will work around the clock installing new tracks, and the work will require pedestrian and vehicle detours.

Neighbors can expect the following when they are:

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to the Robert Street Bridge Replacement, please contact the project team at RobertStBridge@MBTA.com.

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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.

Learn more