Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast Rail while providing immediate benefit to the active freight operations in the region.
As part of the early action projects associated with the South Coast Rail Project, the USD 42M project will replace three Fall River bridges and the Wamsutta Bridge in New Bedford. The contract for the bridge replacement work was awarded to Cardi Corporation.
The bridge replacement project announced is in addition to the 10-year South Coast Rail contract. The four rail bridges along the South Coast Rail right of way to be replaced. In addition, a separate MBTA contract will completely upgrade five grade crossings. All early-action projects will be completed over the next two years while ongoing preliminary engineering design work continues on the overall South Coast Rail project.