The Bass River Bridge carries Route 28 over the Bass River between the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. Today's span dates from 1935 and is the fourth in the series of Bass River Bridges. The bridge, though safe for all users, is reaching the end of its useful lifespan and must be replaced.

Project Status

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), which owns and maintains the bridge, has retained a project team led by HDR Engineering Inc. to develop a design for the replacement of the structure. It is anticipated that construction will begin in 2020. The project has a budget of $17 million at this time. MassDOT and its team are aware of the unique seasonal traffic challenges associated with construction on Cape Cod and is developing its plan to address impacts to the greatest extent practicable.

Meetings and Documents

The first Public Information Meeting for the Bass River Bridge Replacement Project was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Dennis Police Department from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. 

Stay Informed

If you have any questions, require further information, or want to be added to the project stakeholder list to receive future informational mailings and other communications, including notices of upcoming meetings, please contact:

Joe Pavao, MassDOT, Project Manager
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116

Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis, Howard/Stein-Hudson, Manager of Public Involvement
Tel: (617) 482-7080 x236