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BOSTON- CAMBRIDGE- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, B-16-009=C-01-002, CAMBRIDGE STREET OVER THE CHARLES RIVER (MEMORIAL DRIVE & STORROW DRIVE) (AKA - LONGFELLOW BRIDGE)
The Longfellow Bridge is a major transportation link between the City of Cambridge and the City of Boston and serves 28,600 vehicles daily, as well as bicycle and pedestrian traffic. An additional estimated 90,000 commuters use the MBTA’s Red Line Transit Service to cross this bridge on a reservation in the center of this structure. Ownership of the bridge has been transferred from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to MassDOT's Highway Division which is overseeing the design and construction of this rehabilitation/restoration project.
Location:
  • City of Boston
  • City of Cambridge
  • Construction Begins: Spring 2013
    Construction Ends: Autumn 2016
    Resident Engineer: Chuck Sabella
    Construction Contract Value: $303,655,500.00
    Construction Bid Price: $255,489,000.00
    Initial Construction Estimate: $225,000,000.00
    MassHighway District: District 6

    Contracts (11) Progress
    # 38986 -- Design -- Bridge Rehab/Recon/New Const
    Boston-Cambridge - Bridge Replacement, BR# B-16-009 = C-01-002, Cambridge Street over the Charles River. DCR, with MassHighway assistance, will oversee the design. Final
    # 49402 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Work will generally consist of providing design and engineering services to the Projects Division on an open end basis for various statewide Value Engineering Studies. Final
    # 54833 -- Design -- Bridge Rehab/Recon/New Const
    Work will consist of structural evaluations and emergency design support services to support the Bridge Preservation/Betterment Advertisement Program. Final
    # 57467 -- Design -- Bridge Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design, review and construction management services on a task order basis. Final
    # 57731 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassHighway on an open end basis for various highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 60273 -- Design -- Bridge Rehab/Recon/New Const
    Final
    # 64313 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassDOT on a task order basis for various statewide highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 65756 -- Design -- Geotechnical
    Work will consist of Geotechnical Review during the design of bridge structures and/or roadways owned by MassDOT and Cities and Towns throughout the Commonwealth. Final
    # 69757 -- Design -- Bridge Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassDOT on an open end basis for various highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 72699 -- Construction Contract
    Bridge Rehabilitation (B-16-009=C-01-002) (Longfellow Bridge) Cambridge Street/Main Street (Route 3) over the Charles River. (ABP) DESIGN BUILD PROJECT. 22% Complete
    # 77870 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Master Service Agreement for statewide design and review services. Final

    Bridges

    Contract Dates
    Notice to Proceed: 03/25/2013
    Contract Information
    Project Designer: Consultant
    Funding Source: BR REPLACEMENT
    See the Milestone Details tab for additional Project information
    Property Impacts - Right of Way
    no comments
    Environmental Impacts
    no comments
    Project Design
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    Project Funding
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    Public Involvement
    Public Informational Meeting
    WHERE: Shriner's Children's Hospital Auditorium 51 Blossom Street Boston, MA TIME: 7:00PM DATE: September 22, 2005
    Construction
    no comments
    Accelerated Bridge Program
    no comments
    No TIP Data Available For This Project
    Project Task Information
    Project Status
    Project Review Committee PRC Approved 04/21/2005
    Project Review Committee Letter 05/09/2005
    Project Status Initiated 11/30/2004
    Project Status Advertised 09/13/2012
    Prj Scope & Negotiation
    Consultant Contract Process NTP Issued 06/14/2005
    Design
    Type Study 25% Plans Received 09/11/2006
    Type Study 25% Plans Received 06/05/2009
    Type Study 25% Comments to DE 01/22/2007
    75% Design 75% Plans Received 12/26/2011
    Distribution of Plans 100% Plans Received 08/14/2012
    Final Design PS&E Received 09/13/2012
    Right of Way
    Certification Issued 01/04/2013
    Plans Received 02/03/2012
    Plans Received 05/11/2012
    Plans Received 07/13/2012
    Plans Comments to DE 03/20/2012
    Plans Comments to DE 05/25/2012
    Plans Accepted 07/27/2012
    Requirements Requirements 10/03/2011
    Requirements Requirements 02/06/2012
    Requirements Requirements 08/31/2012
    Advanced Title Exam Requested 06/27/2012
    Advanced Title Exam Completed 08/08/2012
    Appraisals Requested 10/01/2012
    Registry Plans/Instruments Requested 09/07/2011
    Traffic
    25% Design Review 25% Plans Received 06/05/2009
    25% Design Review 25% Plans Approved 07/22/2009
    75% Traffic Plans 75% Plans Received 01/09/2012
    75% TMP 75% Plans Received 10/19/2009
    75% TMP 75% Plans Approved 11/02/2009
    Design Exceptions
    Regular Design Exception Submitted 09/25/2006
    Environmental
    Wetlands Protection Act Permit Issued 10/15/2008
    Wetlands Protection Act Permit Expires 10/31/2011
    ITS
    Utilities
    Non Participating