Chelsea Street Bridge

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Chelsea Street Bridge
A vertical lift bridge at sunset
Chelsea Street Bridge in March 2014
Coordinates 42°23′11″N 71°01′22″W / 42.3863°N 71.0227°W / 42.3863; -71.0227Coordinates: 42°23′11″N 71°01′22″W / 42.3863°N 71.0227°W / 42.3863; -71.0227
Crosses Chelsea River
Followed by Boston harbor
Design Vertical lift bridge
Total length 450 feet (140 m)
Clearance above 175 feet (53 m) (raised)
Construction begin October 28, 2008[1]
Construction end Summer 2013[1]
Construction cost $125,491,530.96[1]
Opened May 12, 2012
Chelsea Street Bridge is located in Massachusetts
Chelsea Street Bridge
Chelsea Street Bridge
Location in Massachusetts

The Chelsea Street Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge that carries Chelsea Street between East Boston, Massachusetts, and Chelsea, Massachusetts, over the Chelsea Creek. It opened to traffic on May 12, 2012, after a $125.3M construction project replaced the previous bascule bridge. The span is 450 feet (140 m) with a vertical clearance, when opened, of 175 feet (53 m).[1] There are two lanes and a sidewalk in each direction.[2]

Previous bridge

Mystic River bridge (former)[edit]

Another bridge referred to by the same name was replaced by the Tobin Bridge, formerly connecting Chelsea Street in Charlestown, Massachusetts (another neighborhood of Boston) with the city of Chelsea. However, this bridge is not the former bridge connecting East Boston with Chelsea.


  1. ^ a b c d "BOSTON- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-16-020=C-09-004, CHELSEA STREET OVER THE CHELSEA RIVER". Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ (full paragraph) "Road to Reform Newsletter". 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

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