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MBTA to begin $3 million bridge rehab project

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) recently announced it will spend $3 million to rehabilitate the Merrimack River Bridge in Haverhill.

To be completed in two phases, the project includes replacing more than 1,600 ties and repairing structural elements. MBTA contractor Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad will handle tie replacement, which will be conducted in two parts beginning in fall 2006 with the outbound track and be completed in spring 2007.

Built in 1919, the double-track bridge is used by commuter-rail trains to cross the Merrimack River between the Bradford and Haverhill stations.

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