Brown Street/Whipple Road Bridge Set to Re-Open

State ready to complete project several weeks ahead of schedule.

The Brown Street/Whipple Road Bridge, , will be open for traffic by the end of next week.

Traffic from Wilmington and Tewksbury is impacted by the project, and Tewksbury DPW Superintendent Brian Gilbert said Friday that final work on the bridge will be completed early next week.

"The bridge deck is done and the paving is done," said Gilbert. "The only things they still need to do are paint the lines, install the guard rail and cut back some brush."

News of the opening will come as a surprise to many residents. When work on the project began in April, the state was projecting a completion target date of Oct. 31. 

At that time, the design work was already completed and the remaining work was estimated to carry a $240,000 price tag. The state committed $130,000 to the project with the remaining $110,000 divided between Tewksbury, Wilmington and Billerica.

Marion Bradford September 16, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Brendan September 17, 2012 at 01:20 PM
When you cross the new bridge, be sure to check out the derelict house right there on the river. Some local kids decided it need to be decorated with swastikas and colorful slogans involving killing cops.


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