Bradford Access Project
Frequently Asked Questions
When will it start operating?
What are you building?
What are the goals of the Bradford Access Project?
The inclined elevator will improve physical access from PMPM to Bradford Street and Commercial Street. It will provide a safe and simple way to get to the streets that will connect visitors with the shops, restaurants, wharf areas, Town Hall and other important landmarks in Provincetown. The institution’s vision, dating back to 1910, was to create a connection with the Town of Provincetown and the Pilgrim Monument. The Monument stands tall as a beacon of welcoming, tolerance and acceptance. During the height of the Portuguese fishing industry, the Monument was even used by mariners to locate their home, Provincetown, a place of safety. Like today, we welcome all to Provincetown and the connection to the Monument is made stronger by the construction of the inclined elevator. We see the inclined elevator as the realization of the vision with the goal to grow and make the institution stronger.
This is just the first step in a journey to transform PMPM from a local, community museum into a world-class destination for history enthusiasts. By providing accurate and informative education about our town, and its original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Nation, our true place in history will be assured.
What is an Inclined Elevator?
What is the sound impact?
What is the lighting impact?
How will pedestrian safety be addressed?
Will the Monument be accessible?
For the first time, visitors needing ADA access will be able to travel independently from Bradford Street to the Monument.
What is the timeline for construction?
The construction timeline will be affected by further developments in the COVID-19 situation. The safety of everyone involved is our utmost priority.
Who will be building it?
Construction for the Bradford Access Project will be assisted by Jay Cashman, Inc. of Quincy, founded by Jay Cashman, whose ancestor was involved in the building of the Monument that started in 1907 and finished in 1910.
Other team members are Coastal Engineering Company Inc. of Orleans; landscape architects Hawk Design, Inc. of Sandwich; architects Brown, Lindquist, Fenuccio & Raber of Yarmouth Port; Safe Harbor environmental consultants of Wellfleet; McMahon Transportation Engineers & Planners of Taunton; Arrowstreet of Boston; BOLD Lighting of Los Angeles and New York City; Outdoor Engineers of Colorado and Switzerland; and Elevator Service Company of Torrington, CT.
How big are the pavilions?
How tall is the inclined elevator?
What are the tracks made of?
What is the cost of the project?
The project received a grant of $200,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for its design and construction. A $4.5 million loan was secured from the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod as well as support from MassDevelopment.
We welcome sponsors and encourage individuals to donate via our website.
How many riders can it carry?
How long will a trip take?
How much will it cost to ride?
Where can I find more technical details?
Bradford Access Project in the News
Bradford Access Project Updates
Learn of history repeating itself and odd coincidences surrounding Provincetown’s “monumental achievements.”
Helping build Provincetown’s future: A Q&A with Bradford Access Project donor Jay Cashman, founder of Jay Cashman, Inc.
PMPM and Jay Cashman connected about what BAP means to him and his ties to the Provincetown and the Pilgrim Monument (PMPM).
PRESS RELEASE: Cashman Family Foundation Donates $150k to Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum’s Bradford Access Project
Jay M. Cashman and the Cashman Family Foundation, have donated $150,000 to help support PMPM’s Bradford Access Project.
By K. David Weidner, Ph.D., Executive Director Prior to recent events, many of you who live in the Provincetown area and have traveled down Bradford Street may have noticed light work had started on our Bradford Access Project (BAP). Later in May, construction will be...
PRESS RELEASE: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Partners with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod to Fund Bradford Access Project
The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum has partnered with the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod to fund the Bradford Access Project.
Frequently asked questions about the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum’s construction of an inclined elevator (Bradford Access Project)
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Announces Next Steps for Bradford Access Inclined Elevator Project
The Bradford Access Project has achieved another major milestone by securing all regulatory approvals from town boards. The final approval came from the Provincetown Planning Board on December 13, 2018 when they voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the project. Bradford...
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum has included several new renderings regarding the design of the incline elevator for the Bradford Access Project. The new renderings show the entryway to the incline elevator at night time. The project is under review by...
September 26, 2018: Revised Bradford Access video from the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum has revised the design of the inclined elevator for the Bradford Access Project. The project is now under review by the Provincetown Planning Board and will be discussed at a public meeting on Thursday, September 27 at...
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum invites you to view a new video showing updated renderings of the proposed Bradford Access Project. The project is currently under review by the town of Provincetown. Further updates on the status of the project will be...
On Saturday, January 27, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum presented a new video with overview of the Bradford Access Project and the latest information regarding engineering, design, and construction.
On Saturday, January 27, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and the Town of Provincetown co-sponsored a public forum on the proposed Bradford Access Project at Fishermen Hall. As part of a new town process called the Development of Community Interest, the PMPM...
The Bradford Access Project is the subject of an article published in the Cape Cod Times, written by Courtney Hurst, President of the Board of Trustees of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, with Paul deRuyter, trustee and Chair of the Bradford Access...
The community process for the Bradford Access Project continued on November 8, 2017, when the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum hosted a “table top” discussion of the major issues regarding the proposed incline elevator that were highlighted during the previous...
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) hosted a community forum on Saturday, November 4, to discuss the proposed incline elevator project that will connect the PMPM to Bradford Street and to the center of Provincetown. The meeting was led by Courtney...
We placed an opinion/editorial in the Provincetown Banner to communicate the impetus behind the Bradford Access Project and the importance of connecting the community to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and the importance of having the community be part of...
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum will host a series of community forums to discuss the proposed incline elevator project that will connect the PMPM to Bradford Street and to the center of Provincetown. The proposed Bradford Access Project involves the...
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will be posting regular updates for the Bradford Access Project to keep the community informed about the proposed incline elevator project that will connect the PMPM to Bradford Street and to the center of Provincetown....