MassDOT hosting public meeting regarding new Cape Cod bridge plan

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MassDOT is hosting a public meeting Wednesday night to provide updates on the Cape Cod Bridges Program.

Participants can sign up for a zoom meeting to learn the latest regarding the plan to build four new bridges over the Cape Cod Canal, replacing the aging Sagamore and Bourne bridges.

MassDOT revealed three potential designs for the new bridges in a November meeting.

This image shows the three designs under consideration: The concrete box girder design, the cable stayed design, and the arch design. Credit: MassDOT
This image shows the three designs under consideration: The concrete box girder design, the cable stayed design, and the arch design. Credit: MassDOT

All of those designs would be so-called “twin bridges” which would allow for traffic to continue on the current Bourne and Sagamore bridges when construction eventually begins on the new spans.

You may be most familiar with the twin bridge design if you travel over the Whittier Bridge in Amesbury and Newburyport. The separate bridges run parallel to each other over the Merrimack River.

Cape Cod bridge plan: Replace the 2 current spans with 4 new ones

The Sagamore Bridge is currently restricted to one lane of traffic in either direction as the bridge undergoes repair work.

Those interested in attending the meeting can register by clicking this link. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m.

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