Back in October, the Mass Water Resource Authority (MWRA) sent a crew out for what they thought was a quick simple job – repair the stairs from Echo Bridge down to Ellis St. Once the carpenters began pulling up the rotted wood they realized that the underlying wrought iron frame that supported the stairs was in very bad shape.
The stairs remained close for the last three months while the MWRA tried to figure out how to deal with it. Repairing the wrought iron structure would be a very expensive job and they had no budget for it.
Last week they came up with a practical solution – leave the wrought iron alone, and just build wooden supports where the metal frame was in tough shape. The work’s now complete and the stairs are open again.
Thanks go to the MWRA for figuring out a workable and practical solution and getting it done.