The Massachusetts Department of Transportation released final numbers for the Longfellow Bridge renovation project earlier this week, and both time and price came in over budget. As reported by the Boston Globe, the cost came to $305.5 million, up from a budgeted $303.7 million, and the timeline came to five years, up from an estimated 3 years.
The work took longer than expected, in part, because contractors had to work with construction methods over 100 years old to maintain the historic nature of the bridge. Now it’s finally finished, complete with bike lanes and wider sidewalks.
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