Hingham Ferry Dock Reopens After Repairs

Eleven days after a massive snowstorm left the ferry dock in Hingham, Massachusetts "structurally unsafe", officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority say the dock has reopened.

The MBTA said marine contractors assessed the dock at Hewitts Cove on Jan. 8, with a diver entering the water to evaluate any damage below the water line.

A few days later, contractors were able to reconnect the entire dock float system and fix damaged piles. Several new piles were installed over the weekend.

MBTA ferry service resumed between Hingham and Boston early Monday morning with the new docking system in place.

"The MBTA appreciates the patience of its ferry customers while the Hingham dock was evaluated and reconstructed for safe use by passengers," read a statement from the MBTA.

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