Thursday, June 3, 2010

Who's paying for the Lower Falls bridge?

Continued good news on the Lower Falls bridge front. A contractor has been selected (at a significantly lower price than estimated) and construction should begin this month.

The TAB article on the bridge (longer on-line then in the paper) mentions Newton Bike/Ped and Newton Conservator's CPA application for $47,000. While the application was originally intended to cover part of the actual bridge restoration, full funding for the bridge work was long ago assumed by the state. The application, which is still pending, is now for money to beautify the Newton-side approach (from Concord Street) beyond the basic work that the state would otherwise do.

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