Beaver Street Bridge
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.
Bridge work is underway and is anticipated to be substantially completed this year.
Beaver Street Bridge Online Presentation
Construction continues. Most recently, Beaver Dam Brook was diverted through a 48” bypass pipe so that the culvert could be installed within the brook. Eight precast concrete box culvert sections were placed on June 12. Wing walls will be constructed on the east side of the brook, the brook bypass pipe will be removed and the stream will flow through the new culvert, work will then begin on the west side culvert wing walls.
The bridge will continue to be closed to through traffic and pedestrians indefinitely. A detour will be in effect at all times. Please reference the detour plan for more information