The Brookline Department of Public Works would like to invite the public to celebrate the reopening of the newly rehabilitated Carlton Street Footbridge this Sunday, September 17, 2023, between the hours of 01:00 p.m. and 03:00 p.m. Remarks and the official ribbon cutting will be held at 01:15 p.m.
The event will take place at the newly rehabilitated Carlton Street Footbridge, located at the intersection of Carlton and Colchester Streets.
The event will be held on the park side of the bridge.
Community members are invited to join the Town of Brookline and the Department of Public Works in celebration of the newly rehabilitated Carlton Street Footbridge. Music and light refreshments will be available at the event for attendees to enjoy.
The Carlton Street Footbridge, closed since 1976, reopened after two years of restoration and construction on August 11, 2023. The rehabilitated bridge features accessible ramps, bike runnels, lighting, and plantings.
Designed by Town Engineer Alexis French and built in 1894, the footbridge now provides universal access to Riverway Park and a gateway to the Emerald Necklace Parks, as originally conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted.
The rehabilitated Carlton Street Footbridge features accessible ramps, bike runnels, lighting, and plantings. It now provides universal access to Riverway Park and a gateway to the Emerald Necklace Parks.
The DPW would like to extend its gratitude to the many partners, agencies and organizations who made this project possible, including the Town of Brookline, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)/Central Transportation Planning Staff, Federal Highway Administration, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Kleinfelder, Stantec, Aetna Bridge Company, City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Friends of Carlton Street Footbridge, Brookline GreenSpace Alliance, and countless other advocates and supporters.
If the event is postponed due to inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the Town’s website here.