After March 1 the boardwalk
will be accessible to the public from the Hole in the Wall Beach only, and
approximately half will remain open during the replacement project.
Amtrak awarded a $104.7 million, three-year contract to Cianbro/Middlesex VII of Pittsfield, Maine, to construct a two-track bridge south of the present alignment.
Included is expanding the navigation channel beneath the bridge, realigning the east and west track approaches, and relocating the boardwalk, including beach restoration.