(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Construction workers will not be allowed to work on the Tobin Bridge as the Boston Fire Department continues tests on the bridge's fire system.
A $45 million project on the bridge was put on hold after officials found a leaky standpipe that spans the bridge, as well as several other issues. The standpipe is usually filled with water and aids firefighters during car fires.
Fire officials say they found eight different standpipe systems, four in Boston and four in Chelsea. They tested one section on the Chelsea side of the bridge on Friday and it passed the two hour test. However, they will need to test each of the seven remaining sections over the next week.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is working to get better signs so that these standpipes will be more readily accessible to both Chelsea and Boston Fire Departments.
Until the tests are completed, no construction workers are allowed on the bridge, but they can continue preparing on the ground.