Chelsea Street Bridge

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: This project replaced a structurally-deficient drawbridge with a new lift bridge. The new structure improves the efficiency and operation of the bridge for vehicle and maritime traffic. The project includes a truss-type structure that spans 450 feet and provides 175 feet of vertical clearance when raised. The new bridge and approach roadway provides two lanes of traffic in each direction and two pedestrian sidewalks.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $132,110,000

Project Completion: Summer 2012

Project Team:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
  • HTNB, Design Consultant
  • JF White, Contractor