NEEDHAM (CBS) –  Two new bridges in Needham have the year 2019 etched into them, but the state says it’s not a mistake.

The bridges on both Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street have the new inscriptions and some thought the Massachusetts Department of Transportation had goofed up again.

Earlier this week, MassDOT apologized for a road sign in Dartmouth that said “Cod Cape” instead of Cape Cod.

But not this time.

The new bridge on Kendrick Street in Needham has the year 2019 etched into it. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

The new bridge on Kendrick Street in Needham has the year 2019 etched into it. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens – WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Here’s what spokesman Patrick Marvin had to say to WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens:

“While the bridges were constructed in 2016 according to the MassDOT Bridge Manual the date on the end post for the bridge is to be the year in which the project was/will be completed,” Marvin said in an email.

That’s 2019 – not 2016.

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