Thursday, March 25, 2021

Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement Project Virtual Public Update Meeting

As a reminder, the MBTA invites you to a virtual public update meeting for the Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement Project, hosted on Zoom. 

Tuesday, March 30 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The MBTA Capital Delivery Department will present a construction update for the replacement of the Gloucester Drawbridge. The bridge carries commuter rail service for the Rockport Line over the Annisquam River between the West Gloucester and Gloucester Stations. The existing bridge was built in 1911, reconstructed in 1932, and updated in 1984. It is being replaced as a part of the MBTA's reliability and modernization program. The MBTA suspended service across the bridge in April 2020 due to unforeseen site conditions. Replacement bus shuttles currently serve the last three stations on the line.

To protect the health of the project team and meeting attendees, this meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. The meeting will allow time for Questions + Answers. We encourage you to attend this meeting, ask questions and provide feedback.

Details on how to join are now available on the project event page.

The presentation will be posted on the website ( in advance of the meeting to give people who attend by phone an opportunity to review the presentation. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the website for those who cannot attend. The MBTA will also accept comments at the project email address listed below.

If accommodations, such as closed captioning or language interpretation, are needed or for other inquiries and comments related to the project, please email For more information about the project visit