Echo Bridge Railings Reconstruction

Railing Reconstruction Information

The Echo Bridge Railings Need Our Support

Contact the Echo Bridge Railing Committee
     EchoBridgeRailings@outlook.com

- Reconstruct the historic railings with an in-kind replication of the 1876 design

- Eliminate the temporary chain link fence to restore the integrity of the bridge design 

- Meet the $1.44M cost via a public/private fundraising partnership


Here’s the strategy:
- We are collecting private Pledges to demonstrate a groundswell of local support to 

   Newton & Needham Community Preservation Committees, grant-makers, elected

   officials and the MWRA.
- We will not request payment on your Pledge until matching monies are committed.
- Even a SMALL pledge can add up to large influence!

Please pledge today  


Echo Bridge

Linking Newton and Needham ​since 1876

EBRR Needham Channel

January 19 The Needham Channel segment on the Railing project

https://youtu.be/hcpycSTc-n8


January 12 Needham Newspaper Story: Echo Bridge railing project gaining steam​http://www.hometownweekly.net/needham/echo-bridge-railing-project-gaining-steam/


Public Flyer summarizing the reconstruction project

www.hemlockgorge.org/FHG_Echo_Bridge_Archive/EchoBridgeFlyerRailings2016.pdf

MWRA Community Preservation Funding Proposal (Nov 2016)
www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/79036

Historic Cast Iron and Steel Railings Study (2007) 
http://www.hemlockgorge.org/FHG_Echo_Bridge_Archive/EchoBridgeRailingsReportMWRA2007.PDF