Accelerated Bridge Program Massachusetts Department of transporatation

About This Project

The Boston University Bridge, carries Route 2 over the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. Built in 1928, the bridge was originally named the Cottage Farm Bridge. As part of the $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program, a construction contract was awarded to Pihl Inc. of Canton for the full rehabilitation of the BU Bridge in June of 2009.

This project was completed in the summer of 2012.

Purpose and Goals

The goals of the Boston University Bridge Rehabilitation Project were to restore the bridge’s structural integrity and enhance accessibility. This project included a full deck replacement and the rehabilitation of the downstream sidewalk.  Additional superstructure repair work and a new environmentally friendly drainage system was also installed. 

Sequence of Work

Project Complete

Construction work is completed and the bridge is open to one lane onto the bridge transitioning into two lanes exiting the bridge at both the Boston and Cambridge approaches.

Two dedicated 5-foot bike lanes run adjacent to the sidewalks.


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