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REP. KHAN HOLDS LOWER FALLS BRIDGE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY WITH GOVERNOR PATRICK

Location :Newton Lower Falls  
Date :08-May-2012   Tuesday  
Time : 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Type:  Community 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY:
 
REP. KAY KHAN HOLDS LOWER FALLS BRIDGE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY WITH GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK
 
BOSTON, MA – State Representative Kay Khan will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony withGovernor Deval Patrick in Lower Falls on the Wellesley side of the Charles River for a very special Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This event is scheduled to take place on the Trestle Bridge crossing the Charles River, connecting Newton and Wellesley.
 
Thanks to the Governor Patrick's Accelerated Bridge Program of 2008, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and MassDOT were able to consider designing a plan for the restoration and reconstruction of the old rail trestle bridge crossing the Charles River in Lower Falls which became unusable and dangerous to the community after the train stopped running approximately 35 years ago. After many public hearings, the design for the project was finally approved by the Newton Conservation Commission in May 2010. A contractor for the project was selected after the bids were opened May 18, 2010 which included approaches to the bridge from Concord St. in Newton to Washington St. in Wellesley. Reconstruction of the bridge began in late Fall of 2010 and was completed in May 2011. Landscaping and screening continue, however the bridge is completely useable.
 
 
WHAT:  Newton Lower Falls Trestle Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
 
 
WHO:  Representative Kay Khan, Governor Deval Patrick, Lieutenant Governor Tim and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan
 
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 8, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:  This event is scheduled to take place on the Trestle Bridge crossing the Charles River, connecting Newton and Wellesley in Newton Lower Falls. It is located at the bottom of the driveway directly before CVS at 27 Washington St. Wellesley, MA. 
 
 
CONTACT:  Julia Lucivero, Legislative Aide /Communications 
 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  Speakers and attendees include Newton Mayor Setti Warren, DCR Commissioner Edward Lambton, Senator Cynthia Creem of Newton and Wellesley, Representative Alice Peisch of Wellesley, representatives of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, The Newton Bike and Pedestrian Task Force and many others from the City of Newton and the Town of Wellesley. Refreshments provided by Ted Tye of National Development.
 
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