Friday, December 7, 2012

The Engineering Marvel

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The new on ramp to the New Bedford/Fairhaven bridge is complete but not yet open to traffic.  This merges nicely with the sidewalk crossing the bridge and eliminates the need to portage bike up the steep flight of stairs.

I spoke with an engineer at the top of the ramp before riding down and he assured me that I was the first bike to use the new bridge.

 A picture for posterity. 

The bottom is not quite finished.  Also the RR tracks are being replaced in anticipation of the new commuter rail to Boston.
Not quite done at the bottom of the MUP

New RR tracks being installed

Lying stone on the new tracks. 


  1. I love to see more and easier access for bicyclists.Well done New Bedford and Fairhaven.

  2. Nice first crossing! Good looking bridge path, and smart planning.