The pedestrian crossing on the western side of the North Washington Street Bridge has been closed to become a worksite, according to MassDOT.
Those seeking to use a sidewalk to travel across the bridge will be directed to the eastern sidewalk. Signs will be posted.
Once closed, the western sidewalk will become a work zone. Following the closure, crews will secure the area with temporary concrete barriers and fencing in preparation for demolition activities, to begin installation of temporary supports for the 115-kilovolt electrical line across the bridge.
The closure began to the north (towards Charlestown) of the stairs leading to Lovejoy Wharf. The stairs and elevator to the wharf as well as the dual way to 160 North Washington Street including the Converse Store will remain open. The Harbor Walk below the North Washington Street Bridge, which will be rebuilt as part of this project, will also remain open at this time.