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Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative


Four Bridge Replacements

The Four Bridge Replacements project will remove and replace four railroad bridges along the future South Coast Rail Route – one in New Bedford and three in Fall River. This initiative will begin 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 is infamous for truck and bridge collisions – the bridge is too low and the trucks too high! The new bridge will increase vertical clearance over each of the roadways and will be built using accelerated bridge construction techniques to reduce the work duration.

Golf Club Road, Fall River: The new Golf Club Road bridge will replace the current road (out-of-service due to its poor condition) and restore a safe, grade-separated crossing over the railroad.

President Avenue
, Fall River: This railroad bridge over Route 6 will be completely removed and replaced. The new bridge will provide increased vertical clearance over President Avenue. It will span the entire roadway, allowing the center pier to be removed.

Brownell Street, Fall River: Located close to Bicentennial Park, this bridge will be completely replaced and offer increased vertical clearance over the roadway.
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