MassDOT Public Meeting for Anderson Bridge Reconstruction

MassDOT Public Meeting for Anderson Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Thursday, July 22, 2010

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, Auditorium
100 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on the design of the proposed rehabilitation of the historic Anderson Memorial Bridge and answer questions and gather public comments. The project is approaching 25% design, and the design team wishes to provide further detail regarding the environmental review and design processes, and collect public input for consideration prior to completing 25% design.

The goals of the project are to improve the bridge’s structural integrity and enhance accessibility. The main objectives are to repair deteriorating elements of the bridge, upgrade structural capacity and improve local street connections and accessibility. The proposed rehabilitation will respect the documented historic status of this landmark structure and preserve as many of the original elements as possible. Built in 1915, the Anderson Memorial Bridge is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as an integral and contributing component of the Charles River Basin Historic District. It is a key Charles River crossing between Cambridge and Boston and the primary connection between two Harvard University campuses.

If you have questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Tracy Osimboni, MassDOT Highway Division Project Manager, at 617-973-8074 or Tracy.Osimboni@state.ma.us.

The school and auditorium are accessible. Please use the entrance to the school that is adjacent to the parking lot and has a ramp. To request language or access accommodations, please contact Stephanie Boundy at 617.973.8074 at least 10 days in advance.