Reminder: Tuesday December 15, Important Meeting About JFK Street Bridge (Anderson Memorial Bridge Rehab)

This is a reminder to everyone in the Metro area, the JFK Street bridge is up for rehab, it is important that you attend this meeting and let the planners know that it is vital to include bicycle infrastructure in the rehabilitation process. Current conditions on this heavily cycled bridge are not optimal for bicycling, this is an excellent chance to make this bridge bicycle friendly. .

Meeting details below:


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Highway Division Invites You to a Public Information Meeting for the Anderson Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
7:00 PM “ 8:30 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, Auditorium 100 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the proposed rehabilitation of the historic Anderson Memorial Bridge, introduce MassDOT's design team, answer questions and gather comments.

The goals of the project are to improve the bridge's structural integrity and enhance accessibility. The main objectives are to repair deteriorating elements of the bridge, upgrade structural capacity and improve local street connections and accessibility. The proposed rehabilitation will respect the documented historic status of this landmark structure and preserve as many of the original elements as possible. Built in 1915, the Anderson Memorial Bridge is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as an integral and contributing component of the Charles River Basin Historic District. It is a key Charles River crossing between Cambridge and Boston and the primary connection between two Harvard University campuses.

If you have questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Tracy Osimboni, MassDOT Highway Division Project Manager, at 617- 626 4985 or
[email protected]. To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, please contact Stephanie Boundy, Public Outreach Coordinator for MassDOT's Accelerated Bridge Program, at 617-973-8049 or [email protected]. The school and auditorium are accessible. Please use the entrance to the school that is adjacent to the parking lot and has a ramp. To request language or access accommodations, please contact Stephanie Boundy at the above email address or phone number at least 10 days in advance.

Please share this notice with others who may be interested in the project.