Saugus drawbridge gets emergency fixes, delays
Worry about pier prompts T repairs
The deteriorated and shaky condition of a pier on a 100-year-old drawbridge over the Saugus River has forced the MBTA to take emergency action, closing one of two tracks over the bridge to perform $3 million in short-term repairs, according to documents obtained by the Globe yesterday. The shutdown means all commuter rail trains on the Newburyport/Rockport Line will be delayed 2 to 10 minutes under a schedule that begins Monday morning. Less predictable delays have been in effect since Nov. 4, when the T abruptly closed half the bridge.