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Cape Cod Canal Bridge Alerts for Bourne and Sagamore Bridges

Corps awards $12.3 million contract to paint Cape Cod Canal's Sagamore Bridge: Work started in spring 2013

The Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge in Bourne, Mass., will be painted under the terms of a $12,390,000.00 contract issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.  Work will be accomplished by Atlas Painting and Sheeting Corp., of Amherst, N.Y. Field work for the project began in March 2013 and may take about 18 months to complete. The current completion date for the project is summer 2014.

The project includes abrasive blast cleaning of the entire steel superstructure of the Sagamore Bridge to bare metal. The 1,408-foot-long bridge will then be re-painted with a new high performance paint system. The existing paint system on the bridge contains lead primer; therefore all work will be performed in accordance with applicable environmental regulations and health and safety standards, including containment, emissions monitoring, collection, and proper disposal of all contaminated debris.

Message boards and bridge work alert emails will be used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions. To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title “Bridge Work Alerts.” An email alert is sent when there are major changes to the bridge work status or schedule.

Latest Updates

Bourne Bridge Lane Restrictions

  • On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, travel lanes on the Bourne Bridge will be reduced between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  One northbound travel lane will be closed temporarily for repairs. The two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will remain open for travel.

Sagamore Bridge Lane Restrictions   

  • Lane restrictions for the Painting Project on the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal will no longer be implemented this spring and summer season. All travel lanes on the Sagamore Bridge will remain open until after Labor Day 2014.
  • Motorists are cautioned that painting work on the steel superstructure above the roadway will continue this spring and summer.  The work will proceed utilizing the hanging access platform and containment system without the need for travel lane restrictions.
  • New England District wishes to thank all local motorists for their patience and understanding during this important maintenance project on the Sagamore Bridge.  We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe summer season. 

- Updated: June 9, 2014

How to Get Notifications

  • Email - Send an email to: CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title “Bridge Alerts.” An email alert is sent when there are major changes to the bridge work status or schedule.


By Mail:
Cape Cod Canal Field Office
P.O. Box 1555
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 759-4431 or (978) 318-8816

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center
60 Ed Moffitt Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: (508) 833-9678
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