Local bridge demolished

April 13, 2012
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WOODBOURNE—The Tollgate Bridge, a former pedestrian walkway across train tracks near Tollgate Cemetery, was demolished March 31, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson John Guilfoil.

Guilfoil said the City was forced to remove the bridge because it was an aging structure it owned and Amtrak was concerned with having an unnecessary and out-of-service bridge over its track. The bridge, which was located between Hyde Park Avenue and Washington Street, was a metal structure painted in the same hue as the Tobin Bridge.

Guilfoil said the bridge has been out of service for several decades and the walking deck was removed in the early 1990s. Boston Public Works Department used $100,000 from its bridge capital maintenance plan to pay the contractor Nasdi for the demolition.