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Massachusetts Department of Transportation seeks Corps permit to place fill to replace Woods Memorial Bridge

Published Aug. 20, 2013

CONCORD, Mass. – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with replacing the Woods Memorial Bridge in Everett and Medford, Mass.


Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT), Highway Division, proposes the discharge of fill material into about 0.74 acre of waters of the U.S., including wetlands, associated with the replacement of the Woods Memorial Bridge conveying Revere Beach Parkway (Route 16) over the Malden River in Everett and Medford, Mass.


The proposed work includes the replacement of the existing bascule bridge with a new, wider, three-span fixed bridge, installation of a shared-use path under the bridge, approach work and associated fills, and dredging approximately 2,600 linear feet of Revere Beach Parkway and replacement of the bridge conveying Revere Beach Parkway over River’s Edge Drive and the MBTA Commuter Rail and Orange Line track.


Additionally, the applicant has applied for a bridge permit from the U.S. Coast Guard for the Woods Memorial Bridge portion of the project. The U.S. Coast Guard is the permitting authority for the bridge structures and work associated with the Woods Memorial Bridge.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U. S. waters, including wetlands; and with Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, which provides for federal regulation of any work in, or affecting navigable waters of the United States. The public notice can be viewed on the Corps website at


Public comments on the proposed work by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (file # NAE-2011-01520) should be forwarded no later than Sept. 19, 2013 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Karen Adams), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Karen Adams at 978-318-8828 or by email to:

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2013-077