|For Immediate Release
February 7, 2012
Public Information Office
|Date And Time Set For Memorial Bridge Lift Span "Float Out"
The Memorial Bridge lift span will be floated out on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, between the hours of 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Barges will likely be repositioned in the river channel this evening between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm in preparation for the float-out on Wednesday.
All work will be performed within the 72-hour time period approved by the U.S. Coast Guard – from 7:00 am on February 6 until 7:00 am on February 9.
The public is welcome to observe the lift span removal and float-out operations from safe nearby locations. While the work zone itself is not open to the public, good views can be obtained from Prescott Park, Four Tree Island, and Peirce Island.
Archer Western Contractors, of Canton, Massachusetts is the general contractor for the $81.4 million project, which has a completion date of July 2013 to open the new bridge to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.