North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) Construction Look-Ahead:

Work Hours

•Most work will be done during the daytime (4:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 

•Other work will be done overnight (10:00 pm. – 4:00 a.m.) 

•In multiple shifts (6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.)  

Marine Impacts

•The temporary Safety Zone on the Charles River prohibiting transit through all spans of the North Washington Street Bridge was lifted at midnight on  Tuesday, 8/11. This closure allowed for the safe removal of the center swing span steel of the existing bridge. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, 8/11 the remaining center swing span steel was removed, and the channel and locks resumed recreational usage.

•As of 8/7, 95% of the center swing span steel of the existing bridge had been removed. 

Description of Scheduled Work

•Demolition of north and south deck and sidewalks, removal of asbestos duct bank, and installation of drain line. Beginning Monday, 8/10 the demolition of the pier sub-structure began. 

Work That Has Been Completed

•Prior to 8/6: inspection and wrap up of Fender System and installation of fencing system around work zone. 

Travel Tips

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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