North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project, Boston

Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Boston, Massachusetts

The North Washington Street Bridge, also known as the Charlestown Bridge, a critical link from Charlestown to Boston, the bridge will be walkable, green, and multimodal, fulfilling the City of Boston’s vision of “a complete street over water.”

The proposed design will provide improved vehicle, pedestrian, cycling, and boat navigation facilities and serve as a visual complement to the iconic Zakim Bridge.  The HSH community engagement team responds to community inquiries, documents all meetings for the project website, and prepares informational briefings upon request.

The HSH Construction Services team reviewed the contract Temporary Traffic Control Plans (TTCP) to determine the feasibility and compatibility of closing the North Washington Street Bridge and utilize a temporary bridge, and upon confirmation proceeded to assist in the design of the temporary bridge including identifying the proposed location and alignment to facilitate the diverted traffic, while also revising the TTCP, roadway profile, and roadway alignment accordingly to accommodate the temporary bridge during the closure.