North Washington Street Bridge Construction Look-ahead through April 17

This is a brief overview of construction operations and impacts for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. MassDOT will provide additional notices as needed for high-impact work and changes to traffic configurations beyond those described below.

                           Description of Scheduled Work

•Building the piers:

*Pier 1 (closest to the North End): sealing and dewatering cofferdam

*Pier 2: sealing and dewatering cofferdam

*Pier 3: installing rebar to pour concrete footing

*Pier 4: V arms formwork and rebar being installed

*Pier 5 (closest to Charlestown): V arm form work

•Installing, moving, and maintaining silt curtains in the water


•Most work will be done during the daytime (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)


•Prior to 4/9, pier 5 column concrete pour was completed.


The Westerly sidewalk, Lovejoy Wharf stairs, near Converse are open to the public with the opening of the temporary bridge, the adjacent section of the Harborwalk passing under the bridge remains closed.

The Tudor Wharf Walkway (under the bridge next to the water in Paul Revere Park) will be intermittently closed for safety during construction operations, with access provided via the Water Street underpass.

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