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  • Fixing `structurally deficient’ MBTA bridges carries $800M tab

    Boston Herald - 02/28/2015

    “In extreme cases, they close a bridge,” said Jerome F. Hajjar, chairman of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Northeastern University. “If you’re not able to adequately maintain it, it’s very likely it will continue to deteriorate.”

    So far, no T rail bridges have been closed.

    Taxpayers could be on the hook for the $800 million bill to fix the failing spans.

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