The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is Looking for the Public's Input on New Cape Cod Bridge Design

Nov. 18, 2022
MassDOT has three concepts for the new bridge design

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has plans for replacing the Sagamore and Bourne bridges, and they updated the public on their plans in a virtual meeting on Thursday. 

MassDOT is in the design stages of the project currently, and have three different renditions of how the bridge could look. One looks similar to the Zakim Bridge in Boston. The second looks like the current bridge set up, and the third is a simple causeway. 

Currently, MassDOT is looking for public input from residents in the community.

"The one where the bridge comes over. We don't need a Zakim Bridge. We don't need fluff," said Elizabeth Taylor, a bartender at Bob O'Malley's Whaleback near the Sagamore Bridge in an interview with CBS News. "Less expensive for the taxpayer and make it structurally sound. You don't need it beautiful because you are coming onto the Cape and everything here is beautiful."

Reps for MassDOT say the current bridges will remain in place during construction. So far, they have no start time for construction or an estimated cost for the project. You can find a link to the virtual meeting here.



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