BOSTON- WINTHROP- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, B-16-004=W42-001, ROUTE 145 (SARATOGA STREET) OVER BELLE ISLE INLET
The Belle Isle Bridge is one of only two access roadways to the Town of Winthrop. The bridge is Winthrop's only link to the City of Boston and carries the majority of commuter traffic. The bridge is a crucial link for emergency response vehicles. Although bridge inspections in 2002 and 2004 determined the bridge to be in fair condition, there are concerns that the condition of the bridge deck, slab, abutments, piles and bracing are approaching structural deficiency.