As part of the ongoing construction along the Northern Strand, Bridge 1 (the longer of the 3 bridges, located in Saugus near Boston Street) will be closed starting the week of 5/18/20.
What’s no longer accessible?
Fencing will be placed to prevent access, and any public on the trail at the Saugus side of the bridge will need to turn around to come off of the trail at Central Street in Saugus. Similarly, in Lynn there will be no public access to the trail from Boston Street, and any public wanting to access the trail from the north-east to travel towards Saugus and Revere and points south will have to use City/Town roads to the trail crossing with Central Street in Saugus.
When will it re-open?
The bridge will remain closed for a minimum of several months as bridge construction gets underway. We will provide an update for a re-opening date as soon as one is given.
Is there a detour?
We are working with the town of Saugus to formalize a safe, signed detour. In the meantime, please see our suggested detour route and feel free to download it and use it with your phone or smart watch (we recommend the RideWithGPS app (paid) or BikeGPX app (free):
*Note: Having trouble using RideWithGPS? Consider using BikeGPX instead – it’s free and after downloading the app just go here and scan the QR code or copy and paste this URL (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32703583) and start your route.
See more detours and alternative ride destinations.