NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – It was one-way traffic only on Douglas Road in Northbridge on Friday as serious work on replacing the bridge over the Mumford River continued.
As work progresses, a two-way temporary bridge will be installed. That will allow travel to flow during construction of the permanent bridge, which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014.
The $4.1 million state Department of Transportation project will replace a two-span masonry arch bridge that was built in 1857 and reconstructed in 1923.
The project includes architectural aesthetics that will complement its location within the town’s historic district, as well as relocate the utilities and improve drainage.