For Immediate Release - January 12, 2017

DCR Recreational Advisory: Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in Watertown

WHAT:          Starting today, January 11, 2017, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close the Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge indefinitely in the Town of Watertown to accommodate bridge replacement construction work and landscape improvements. Detour signs will be posted and a police detail will be on site to direct traffic when necessary.

WHERE:       Joseph Thompson Pedestrian Bridge in the Town of Watertown

WHEN:          Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Leo Roy, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr. Contact us at mass.parks@state.ma.us.

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