Charlestown Bridge (North Washington Street)

The Charlestown Bridge, officially known as the North Washington Street Bridge, connects Charlestown to downtown Boston. In need of an upgrade for many years, it operates with one lane of travel closed. For the past two or three years this has created frequent congestion. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has designed a new bridge and scheduled four years of construction to begin by next year. Check our website for notices of meetings on the community consultation and design process.  


Relevant Documents

Project Update from DOT, Sep 2016

Periodic update from MassDOT website

Bridge Replacement Fact Sheet, Apr 2016

Information from MassDOT

Bridge Designs

Article in North End Waterfront News on MassDOT presentation, Nov 2014

Brief History of the Bridge

By Helen O'Neil in the Charlestown Patch