Beach Road and Lagoon Pond Drawbridge

Oak Bluffs, MA
Massachusetts Department of Transportation

This award-winning drawbridge project involved the replacement of the temporary steel bascule bridge with a new, seven-span bascule bridge.

The work included removal of the existing temporary bridge and substructure, installation of a multi-use walkway, installation of two fender piers, approach work, and the installation of bridge piers, retaining walls, and a seawall.

Construction also included a pathway that goes under the bridge on the Tisbury side and around to a small landscaped area with picnic tables and benches. There is an access road to that area on the Lagoon Pond side, which required the addition of a rain run-off catch basin.

Project Numbers

$40M

project value

60'

Bascule span

600'

New east approach

350'

Bridge construction

1,100

New west approach

10

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