MassDOT Statement On Serious Damage to Old Bass River Bridge

Bridge closed indefinitely as two bridge beams have been severed...
Friday night photo of critical damage to Old Bass River Road Bridge across Route 6 in South Dennis

From the Mass. Department of Transportation:

MassDOT Advisory: Dennis

Old Bass River Road Bridge Temporarily Closed To Traffic

DENNIS – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the Old Bass River Road Bridge in Dennis above Route 6 has been damaged in a traffic incident and is being closed.

A preliminary evaluation has found that two of the bridge beams have been severed, and there may be additional damage. MassDOT bridge inspection crews are on site to evaluate the bridge structure. Engineers will need to assess the repairs which will be necessary.

At this time, MassDOT has no time estimate for when the Old Bass River Road Bridge may reopen for travel.

Tonight, at approximately 6 p.m., a truck carrying an item and traveling on Route 6 westbound struck the bridge above Route 6 travel lanes.

(The photograph below was taken tonight looking westbound on Route 6 at the underside of the Old Bass River Road Bridge and shows two bridge beams which have been damaged.) welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on