In November, 2021, MassDOT issued the call for bids on building their finished design (see graphic below). All bids came in much higher than MassDOT had planned and had funds for. No bid was therefore accepted and in 2024 MassDOT was going to review the design and funding. As of Septempber 2024 there is no word on the result of this review. When there is any further word, it will be reported here.
The above graphic is a representation of the profile of the design. The graphic below is a layout of the construction area, showing the two paths to the bridge, the two parking locations, and the small park location.
massDOT, the builder of the bridge, plans to provide comprehensive historical commemoration of the old, historic Schell Bridge, Below is one representation of what part of this historic attention could be.
The next step of the detailed design is expected to be completed the 75% design, to be available in the spring of 2021. The 100% design stage is expected in the fall of 2021, with construction to start in the spring of 2022. Stay tuned!
Friends of Schell Bridge a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation ¦ P.O. Box 27, Northfield, MA 01360 ¦ info@SchellBridge.org