Beginning Wednesday, November 14, the western sidewalk (Charles River side) of the North Washington Street Bridge will be closed to all pedestrians as work continues on the bridge replacement project.

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The closure will begin immediately to the north (towards Charlestown) of the stairs leading to Lovejoy Wharf. The stairs and elevator to the wharf as well as the doorway to 160 North Washington Street including the Converse Store will remain open. The Harbor Walk below the North Washington Street Bridge, which will be rebuilt as part of this project, will also remain open at this time.

The eastern sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians and can be used for foot traffic in both directions.

Once the western sidewalk is closed, it will become a work zone. Crews will secure the area with a temporary concrete barrier and fencing in preparation for demolition activities.

Demolition of the bridge’s western fender system will also begin following November 14. Bridge users can expect to see barge mounted cranes and other equipment stationed in the water.

More information and project background can be found on the project website.

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