Salem End Bridge Repair Work Week of April 5

FRAMINGHAM – Road crews will be finishing up work on the Salem End Bridge the week of April 5.

The contractor will be addressing punch-list items as the project is near substantial completion.

The bridge remains open for traffic without limitation, but road crews are expected on site between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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The project repairs the Salem End Road Bridge over the Stearns Reservoir.

This bridge was identified in the 2013 Framingham Town-Wide Bridge Inspection Master Plan as a replacement priority.

The bridge was originally built in 1870 and rebuilt in 1927.

The structure exhibits severe deterioration of the concrete requiring closure of the west sidewalk in 2006.

It has been determined that moderate repairs will extend the useful life of the bridge at least 20 years, therefore delaying the need for a full bridge replacement.

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