SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Replacement work on the Burns Bridge that spans the Lake Quinsigamond and connects Worcester and Shrewsbury via Route 9 is continuing this winter. As a result, part of the lake will be off-limits ice to fishermen, cross-country skiers and others.
Much of the work is being performed from barges on the lake adjacent to the old bridge. A secondary staging area has been set up 1,000 yards to the south, where workers, material and equipment are transported daily to the bridge area.
According to a notice issued by the state's bridge replacement project, crews will keep a channel free of ice between the two sites. That area will be off-limits to anyone who ventures onto the ice this winter, including snowmobilers, skiers and ice fishermen.
The site will be marked until spring with warning signs, floats and lights that will be visible whether the lake is frozen or thawed.
Read the official Burns Replacement Bridge safety flier at the link below.