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Chapter 476 AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN BRIDGES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. The bridge on state highway route 44 spanning the Nemasket River in the town of Middleboro shall be designated and known as the Staff Sergeant Bruce A. Rushforth, Jr. Bridge, in honor of the late Bruce A. Rushforth, Jr., who served as a member of the United States Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing the designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

SECTION 2. Bridge No. B-23-008 on state highway route 18 spanning the Town River in the town of Bridgewater, shall be designated and known as the Lance Corporal Kevin Preach Bridge, in honor of the late Kevin Preach who served his country in Afghanistan. The highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing the designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

SECTION 3. The bridge on state highway route 140 spanning the Mill River in the city of Taunton shall be designated and known as the Frank “Gasper” Sylvia Bridge, in honor of the late Frank “Gasper” Sylvia, in recognition of his service to his country in World War II as well as his service as a councilor to the city of Taunton. The highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing the designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

SECTION 4. The bridge on state highway route 140 spanning the Bay Colony railroad tracks in the city of Taunton shall be named the Ferdinand Medeiros POW Bridge, in honor of Ferdinand Medeiros, who was held prisoner of war during World War II. The highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing the designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

SECTION 5. The bridge on state highway route 44, spanning Spring street in the town of Carver shall be named the Julian M. Southworth and Nelson J. Garnett Bridge, in memory of Julian M. Southworth and Nelson J. Garnett, veterans from the town of Carver who served their country during World War II. The highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing the designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

Approved, January 14, 2011.


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