Construction on the New Fore River Bridge Begins

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Weymouth – On Friday last week Governor Deval Patrick stood beside Mayor Kay of Weymouth, Mayor Koch from Quincy and officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Fore River bridge which connects Quincy and Weymouth along Route 3A. The project is expected to take 4 years to complete and cost an estimated $244 million.

The bridge will use a vertical lift design with two 300′ lift towers and will carry 2 lanes of traffic with a 5′ biking lane and pedestrian sidewalks in both directions of Rt. 3A.

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Project Notes from Rosales + Partners – Architects & Engineers.
The new Fore River Bridge will replace a temporary structure that connects the cities of Weymouth and Quincy. The vertical lift movable bridge has towers of approximately 300’ (91.5m) in height and includes accommodations for 12’ (3.5m) travel lanes, 5’ (1.5m) bicycle accommodating shoulders and 6.5’ (2m) sidewalks in both directions; the bridge will have a 250’ (76m) navigable opening. The architecture of the bridge is inspired by the art deco detailing of the 1936 bridge that was demolished in 2004. The new bridge has been integrated into the urban context of the area. Special detailing has been provided to enclose all utilities, stairs and elevators along the entire height of the two elegant towers. Stainless steel high strength mesh will provide a surface that will be attractive during the day and night. The bridge will be illuminated with blue LED lighting that will enhance the gateway experience across the Fore River and the South Shore.
– Source Rosales + Partners.

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