Action e-lert: River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge public meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Division invites you to a Public Information Meeting for the River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project on

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Honan-Allston Branch Library
300 North Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134

CLICK HERE for LivableStreets Citizen's Information Handout (pdf)


The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the proposed rehabilitation of the
historic River Street and Western Avenue Bridges, introduce MassDOT’s design team, answer
questions and gather comments.

The River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project is being undertaken by
MassDOT as part of the Commonwealth’s Accelerated Bridge Program. The goals of the project are to improve structural integrity and enhance accessibility. The main objectives are to
repair deteriorating elements of the bridges, upgrade structural capacity and improve local street connections and accessibility. The proposed rehabilitation will respect the documented historic status of these landmark structures and preserve as many of the original elements as possible.

The River Street Bridge was constructed in 1926 and the Western Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1924. Both bridges are listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and serve as primary connections between Cambridge and Boston.


If you have questions or would like more information about the project, please contact

Robert Antico
MassDOT Highway Division Project Manager

To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, please contact

Stephanie Boundy
Public Outreach Coordinator for MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program


The library is accessible. To request language or access accommodations, please contact Stephanie Boundy at the above email address or phone number at least 10 days in advance.

In case of inclement weather, meeting cancellation announcements will be posted on