This project will replace the Beaver Street Bridge over Beaver Dam Brook. This bridge was identified in the 2013 Framingham City Wide Bridge Inspection and Master Plan as a replacement priority within ten years. The bridge was originally built in 1922 and rebuilt in 1951. The structure exhibits severe deterioration of the concrete and has a posted weight limit.
Recently the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) created the Municipal Small Bridge Program. This grant program funds the repair and replacement of small bridges, with spans between 10 feet and 20 feet, which are not eligible for other funding sources. The City has applied for and received a $500,000 grant toward the design and replacement of this critical structure.
The Beaver Street Bridge Replacement project is currently under construction. The Contractor, Northern Construction, will be installing erosion control and sewer bypass in preparation for demolition of the existing bridge. The bridge will be out of service from April through mid-August 2019. Separate vehicular and pedestrian detours will be in place for the duration of the work.
A neighborhood meeting about the Beaver Street Bridge Replacement is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Woodrow Wilson School Cafeteria, 169 Leland Street, Framingham 01702
City staff and consultants will present plans for the bridge replacement on Beaver Street near the Mary Dennison Park playground. This project includes the installation of a new bridge with drainage, sidewalk and safety improvements. The project will require a full time vehicular and pedestrian detour during the spring and summer of this year.