- Design-Build Owner’s Representative, Runway End 33L Safety Improvements
Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA
- Restoration of the Cape Cod Rail Trail
Harwich to Wellfleet, MA
- Conley Terminal
Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA
- Water Pollution Control Facility
- Sagamore Rotary Grade Separation
- Plymco Mill Brownfield Restoration
- Bedford Pavement Management
- MWRA Pump Stations
- Improvements to Water Pollution Control Facility & Remote Pumping Stations
- 3-D Visualization, Burns Bridge
- Mystic River Reservation Trail
- Bay Street Bridge Replacement/Morey's Dam
- Black Falcon Terminal
South Boston, MA
- Terminal Slip Improvements
- Training Ship Berth Rehabilitation
Buzzards Bay, MA
- Highland Commons
Hudson and Berlin, MA
- Terminal B Garage at Logan
Logan International Airport
- Bradley Palmer Lighting
- VA Administration Cryogenics Bio-Repository Facility
Jamaica Plain, MA
- HVAC Improvements and Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Greater Lawrence Sanitary District
- Photovoltaic System
Deer Island Treatment Plant
- South Street Roundabout
- UV Disinfection, Water Treatment Plant
- Logan Airport Connector East Boston Greenway
East Boston, MA
- Fitch's Bridge
- CSX Bridge Bundle #3 Design-Build
Central and Western MA
- Tobin Bridge Structural Modeling and Analysis
- Central Artery/Tunnel
- I-495 Corridor Transportation Study
- Nonantum Road Improvements
- Bremen Street Park East Boston Greenway
East Boston, MA
- Pine Banks Park
- Traffic Signal & Intersection Improvements at Route 105
- Blue Line Station Improvements MBTA
- Water Mains Rehabilitation
Fall River, MA
- Queset Commons
- Former Dry Cleaners - Framingham, Mass.
- Gasoline Filling/Service Station - Newton, Mass.
- Former Dry Cleaners - Medford, Mass.
- Former Dry Cleaners - Waltham, Mass.
- Former Bernat Mill
- Former Reuping East Facility, EPA Brownfield Site
- Former Footwear Manufacturing Facility
- Gasoline Filling Station - Sherborn, Mass.
- Brownfields Cleanup
- Herter Hall HVAC Upgrades
- USS Constitution
- Maplewood Park
- Little Mystic Channel (BOS019) CSO Storage Facility
- Bernese Street Pumping Station
- North Dorchester Bay CSO Facilities
North Dorchester Bay, MA
- Morrissey Boulevard Drainage Improvements
- Hopkinton Pavement Management
- Stormwater Pump Station
East Boston, MA
- Drawbridge Over Annisquam River
- Logan Express Parking Garage
- Water System Improvements
- Waterworks Services
- Lynnfield-Saugus Pipeline
Lynnfield & Saugus, MA
- Wachusett Aqueduct Pumping Station
- Northborough Water System Master Plan
- Wastewater Treatment Facilities
- Intermodal Transportation Facility
- Ultraviolet Disinfection
- Gloucester Water Works
- Technical Assistance, John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant
- Security Improvements
Deer Island, Boston Harbor, MA
- Pumping Station Generator
- Backup Power Generator at Call Center
University of Massachusetts - Worcester, MA
- Planet Aid Site Remediation
- As-Needed Services
- Subdivision Review Services
- Winterberry Hills Development
- Brandywine Village 40B Development
- Investigating Water Leaks
- Martin A. Coughlin Bypass Road
East Boston/Chelsea, MA
- River Street Bridge Replacement
- Rain Garden
- Water System Asset Management
- Fire Protection & Water Systems
- Railroad Lane Area Improvements
- Maple Street and Maple Avenue Roadway Improvements
- Reserved Channel Construction Administration
- Morton Street Bridge
About this Project
The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge carries Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond. The new bridge will be the fifth at this location, the first being a floating bridge that consisted of logs chained together to carry the wagons and stage coaches on the Boston-Worcester Turnpike. The current concrete deck arch bridge dates to 1916 and has been repaired and reconfigured several times in the past 96 years. The bridge has reached the end of its useful lifespan and must be replaced. The new replacement bridge will cost approximately $89 million and take two years to build.
The replacement bridge addresses a variety of deficiencies as follows:
- A wider profile with three east and westbound travel lanes for vehicles with bicycle accommodating shoulders on both sides.
- New ADA sidewalks on both sides with "bump-outs" over each pier featuring seating for regatta viewers and anyone looking to enjoy the Lake.
- A westbound right turn lane at the intersection of Route 9 and Lake Avenue to accommodate motorists traveling to UMass and points north from the east.
- A westbound left turn lane at the intersection of Route 9 and Lake Avenue to eliminate the current need to make a U-turn north of the intersection.
- The complete reconstruction of the intersection and installation of new traffic signal equipment to improved levels of service for vehicular traffic.
- A more open steel construction and an open median between the east and westbound lanes of the bridge will allow light and air under the structure, providing a more comfortable experience for boaters.
- Stormwater will be captured and treated before discharge to the Lake.
The replacement bridge will be a 5-span steel deck arch bridge approximately 870 feet from end to end. It will be approximately 143 feet wide. This type was selected based on stakeholder input from the public involvement process to date, the ability to minimize environmental and right-of-way impacts, the ability to use accelerated construction techniques, lower construction and life-cycle costs, bridge aesthetics, and ease of construction staging.
Location: Worcester - Shrewsbury, MA
Client: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Highlights: See FST's 3-D visualization of the bridge here.