New Assonet River Bridge Installed
Updated on September 9, 2021
The new railroad bridge over the Assonet River is now in place. During an 11-day closure, crews removed the old bridge, set the new bridge, and reconnected the railroad track.
Crews built the 80-foot bridge off-site and staged it to one side while demolishing the old bridge. Next, they moved the new bridge into place, lowered it to meet the rail elevation, and installed the rail and ties.
This work is part of the South Coast Rail project, which will offer a reliable transit connection between southeastern Massachusetts and Boston.