MWRA NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2007
CONTACTS: Ria Convery, 617-788-1105 or ria.convery@mwra.state.ma.us

 

MWRA TO INSTALL INTERIM FENCING AT ECHO BRIDGE

Work Will Require Brief Closure

 

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will install new interim chain link fencing to replace the snow fencing along the existing railings at Echo Bridge. Weather permitting, MWRAs contractor, Steelco Fence of Needham Heights, will be installing a 4-foot tall black chain link fence on both sides of the bridge on Wednesday, December 26, 2007. The work should be completed by January 4, 2008. For safety reasons, the bridge will be closed to pedestrians during the installation of the fencing.  

MWRA is working with local legislators, the towns of Newton and Needham, and the Friends of Hemlock Gorge to determine a long-term solution to repairing and replacing the historic railings with the limited funding available. For more information, please contact Len Cawley at (617) 660-7972.

 

 

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