Bourne Bridge Work Shifts to Next Phase, Closing Sidewalk

BOURNE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report that the repair work on the Bourne Bridge is on schedule and that work is expected to shift to the next phase this week.

The sidewalk will be closed for about 2 and ½ weeks as the contractor will be replacing the walking surface.

Pedestrians and bicyclists who intend to use the bridge sidewalk for crossings are advised to seek alternate routes or use other means of transportation, including public transportation, ride share or vehicle for hire services.

Travel over the bridge will remain reduced to one lane in each direction with no wide loads for the remainder of the project, which is expected to last up until Memorial Day Weekend.

State and local police will also be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motorists.

The work on the Bourne was postponed from last fall to this spring after an outcry from local business and tourism officials.

They asked for the delay after the Sagamore was reduced to one lane in the spring of 2018 and wanted to avoid both shoulder tourism seasons in one year being impacted by bridge repairs work.

Work will include the replacement of bridge joints on the roadway, repair of deteriorated steel and concrete and the patching of damaged pavement surfaces.

Crews will also replace waterproof membranes and perform maintenance work on the bridge lighting and drainage systems.

Traffic signs, message boards and bridge work alert emails will be used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions and bridge work.

Updates are also available from the Corps’ New England District Facebook page,; on Twitter,; and Instagram, Information can also be found at the Corps’ district website at

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