Lagoon Pond Bridge Will Be Closed for Maintenance

The Lagoon Pond bridge will be closed to traffic the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 7. The bridge is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and will reopen at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Lagoon Pond Drawbridge Set to Begin Next Phase This Fall

After nearly 10 years as a work in progress, the final phase of construction on the Lagoon Pond drawbridge in Tisbury is slated to begin this fall. “It’s been a long journey, I would say,” said Tisbury Department of Public Works director Fred LaPiana. “It’s nice to see it come to fruition.”

After Long Standoff, State Takes Possession of Drawbridge Home

Moving trucks arrived at the Lagoon Pond drawbridge Monday morning as the state took the next steps in a plan to raze a home tucked under the bridge that is owned by a longtime Vineyard summer family.

The home, owned by Charlotte Holloman, is slated to be demolished to make way for the new bridge project that begins in the fall.

Dukes County sheriff Michael McCormack confirmed that his office had issued a warrant of possession at the Holloman home, which is similar to an eviction notice.

Time Running Out for House at Lagoon Pond Drawbridge

On the morning of May 22, Charlotte Holloman packed up a few items, helped her 91-year-old mother into the car and drove away from their home at the edge of Lagoon Pond for what could be the last time.

Barring a last minute reprieve by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the house will soon be demolished to make way for the new Lagoon bridge.

Tisbury Unveils Ambitious Plan for Lagoon Pond Park Walkway

The Tisbury department of public works last week unveiled an ambitious plan to build a public walkway along a both sides of a section of Beach Road spanning the town harbor and the Lagoon Pond.

At a joint meeting with the planning board and the DPW, architect James Weisman of Terrain Associates Architects, presented a conceptual draft for a harbor walk.

Interim Bridge: Six-Year Span

At a public hearing on Monday, MassHighway officials told Islanders to expect the temporary drawbridge across Lagoon Pond to stay in place for six years.

Stunned at the prospect, Islanders immediately urged the project engineers to finalize a design for the new drawbridge before beginning construction on a temporary replacement.

Lagooon Pond Bridge Will Close for Repairs

The Lagoon Pond drawbridge will be closed for repairs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all next week while MassHighway workers replace some of the bridge's structural steel. Traffic along Beach Road will be diverted to the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road during those hours.

"This is part of the ongoing effort to make interim repairs as we work toward installing the temporary bridge and eventually the replacement," MassHighway spokesman Jon Carlisle said yesterday.