Boston officials release plan to take down deteriorating Northern Avenue Bridge

Workers remove section of a steel pedestrian walkway that spanned the old Northern Avenue Bridge.
Workers remove section of a steel pedestrian walkway that spanned the old Northern Avenue Bridge. –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

The city has filed a new permit application that proposes taking down deteriorating sections of the century-old Northern Avenue Bridge, according to The Boston Globe.

The bridge would be broken down into sections, and floated—intact—on a barge to a city-owned storage yard in East Boston, the Globe reported.

A public comment period for the proposal began Tuesday and runs through March 1. The estimated cost of removing the bridge is $15 million, according to the Globe.

The Globe reported that the Walsh administration already committed as much as $100 million to rebuild the bridge as part of General Electric’s agreement to relocate its headquarters to the Seaport.

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The bridge, which closed to vehicles in 1997 and pedestrians in December of 2014, connects the Seaport to the Financial District. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Read the full story at the Globe.

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