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Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative


Four Bridge Replacements

The Four Bridge Replacements project removed and replaced four railroad bridges along the future South Coast Rail Route - one in New Bedford and three in Fall River. This initiative helped to advance South Coast Rail while providing tangible benefits to expanding freight service in the region. Read more about the Four Bridge Replacements project in recent fact sheets.

Wamsutta, New Bedford: Located over Route 18, Acushnet Avenue and Wamsutta Street, this three-span bridge was infamous for truck and bridge collisions - the bridge was too low and the trucks too high! The installation of the new bridge was substantially completed in December 2017, increasing the vertical clearance over each of the roadways.

Golf Club Road, Fall River: Completed in 2016, the new Golf Club Road bridge replaced the old bridge (out-of-service due to its poor condition) and restored a safe, grade-separated crossing over the railroad.

President Avenue, Fall River: This railroad bridge over Route 6 was completely removed and replaced, with construction completed in 2016. The new bridge provides increased vertical clearance over President Avenue. It spans the entire roadway, which allowed the center pier to be removed.

Brownell Street, Fall River: Located close to Bicentennial Park, this bridge was completely replaced in 2016 and offers increased vertical clearance over the roadway.

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