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Larz Anderson Bridge Construction Updates

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is undertaking a major project to rehabilitate and restore the historic Anderson Memorial Bridge, a key Charles River crossing. When the project is completed, the bridge will meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) standards to improve vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle access and meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) standards.

The Anderson Memorial Bridge, popularly known as the "Larz Anderson Bridge," is a vital transportation link connecting the cities of Cambridge and Boston and the primary connection between two Harvard University campuses. The 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.

MassDOT is carrying out the rehabilitation project as part of the Commonwealth's $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program, which is expediting the rehabilitation or replacement of bridges with serious deficiencies by 2016.

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