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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:05cat

Boston Continues Demolition of Long Island Bridge

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Boston Continues Demolition of Long Island Bridge David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The Coast Guard, along with Quincy, Boston and Massachusetts State police, set up a 1000-yard safety zone between Moon Island and Long Island on March 23rd. Shortly after, with a large burst of smoke, a 750-foot-long section of the Long Island Bridge, in Boston, was demolished. The demolition targeted three sections of the bridge, sections 12, 13 and 14 – each 250 feet long. The demolition, by Walsh Construction Co., is expected to cost $20.6 million and is to be completed by the end of April.

The city has issued a request for proposals for new bridge designs. The design is expected to cost $9 million, while the building of the bridge is expected to cost at least $80 million.

The bridge, which was opened in 1951, was closed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office on October 8th. It connects hundreds of homeless people and troubled teens to services that are housed on the 225-acre island. The closure forced authorities to find alternative spaces for the services.


Source Boston Globe

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