Basiliere Bridge project - Haverhill

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is replacing the PFC Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge in Haverhill.

The PFC Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge crosses the Merrimack River in the center of Haverhill. Built in 1925, the bridge is two years away from its 100th birthday. Since 1972, it has carried the name of PFC Basiliere, Haverhill's first Vietnam War loss. Though safe, the bridge has reached the end of its lifespan and new bridge design is underway.

What you need to know


Beginning on Jan. 302024, and continuing for about 6 weeks, a MassDOT subcontractor will be present on and around Basiliere Bridge conducting investigations of underground conditions. This work is critical to designing foundations for the replacement bridge.

The existing structure remains safe for all users and traffic will continue to flow during this time. Traffic management devices and police details will be present to help motorists and transit users keep moving. Impacts will be kept to a minimum but all users should expect some delays and exercise caution around the work zone.

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