MassDOT Unveiling Potential Canal Bridge Designs

Arch design. MassDOT.

BOURNE – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation unveiled potential replacement designs for the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges at a meeting on Tuesday.

Potential designs include an arch similar to existing structure, cable-staying towers at the canal’s edges, and a flat-topped concrete style—each with their own pros and cons. 

Bridge construction is expected to begin in 2027 and finish by 2034. It is estimated to cost about $4 billion dollars provided by the federal government. 

Another public forum will be held Thursday at 7 pm. Public input is still being sought on designs and the project at large. 

Registration for the forum can be completed online here.

The other potential bridge designs MassDOT showed as part of the ongoing forums:

Cable-stayed

Flat-topped concrete

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native currently living in Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.



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