Beverly Bridge Projects

The Hall-Whitaker Bridge which connects Ryal Side to Downtown via Bridge Street over the Bass River is now permanently closed per Massachusetts Department of Transportation. It will continue to stay open for pedestrian, bicycle and marine access at this time. 

The Kernwood Bridge is open for all traffic.

Please check back frequently for updates.


PUBLIC MEETING: Hall Whitaker Bridge Update

Please join us on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 from 6:30 - 8 PM @ Beverly High School for a meeting with MassDOT regarding an update for the Hall-Whitaker bridge project. Read the full flyer here.

MassDOT is hosting an in-person public information meeting to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Bridge Street Over Bass River (Hall-Whitaker) Bridge Replacement (Temporary) Project. Additionally, an update will be provided for the ongoing efforts underway for the permanent replacement of the Hall-Whitaker and Kernwood Ave Bridges. Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The proposed project consists of the installation of a temporary bridge replacement for the Bridge Street over Bass River (Hall-Whitaker Drawbridge) and the demolition of the existing bridge. All residents, abutters, local business owners, and interested commuters are invited to attend. All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. Interpretation for Albanian, Portuguese, and Spanish will be available upon request.

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May 1, 2023: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has provided the City with the following update on the current status of the Hall Whitaker Bridge project:  

  • The 25% Highway/Temporary Bridge Sketch plans were submitted on schedule (this spring, as MassDOT committed to at the meeting last fall) and are currently under review by MassDOT. The review and comment resolution will be completed in May.

    After the review is completed and the plans are modified to reflect any changes, a Design Public Hearing can be held. This is currently being scheduled for late June.

  • Utility coordination is ongoing

  • Borings are being scheduled for June/July

  • MassDOT continues to work with the United States Coast Guard and Bass Haven Yacht Club to collect data for the marina’s accommodation requirements in order to permit the temporary fixed bridge

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