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Old 12-23-2016, 10:59 PM   #241
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:42 PM   #242
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:51 AM   #243
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any updates on this Boston Northern Ave bridge bullshit???

seems there hasn't been an update in the Globe in ages either

since this.....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...4TI/story.html

wtf............
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:58 PM   #244
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Not sure what is going on, but we now have a barge/crane and a site trailer at the western end of the bridge.

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:03 AM   #245
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Its funny that 2 years ago the Coast Guard sent a letter saying the bridge was in immediate danger of collapsing. 2 years go by. Nothing has been done.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:30 AM   #246
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https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...qWI/story.html

"The City of Boston has come up with this concept: an elevated, steel-truss bridge with dedicated lanes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars. The fixed span could be covered, and piers could be built to extend over the water. Cafes, shops, and public art could also line the bridge, one that night be a modern version of Florence’s Ponte Vecchio.

Just as important is Mayor Marty Walsh’s commitment of $46 million in the capital budget to rehabilitate and redevelop the bridge, which had connected the South Boston Waterfront to the Financial District until it fell into such disrepair that it had to be closed in 2014."
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:25 AM   #247
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Just as important is Mayor Marty Walsh’s commitment of $46 million in the capital budget to rehabilitate and redevelop the bridge, which had connected the South Boston Waterfront to the Financial District, which was systematically neglected by the City of Boston Public Works Department for decades, until it had to be closed in 2014.

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"The City of Boston has come up with this concept: an elevated, steel-truss bridge with dedicated lanes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars. The fixed span could be covered, and piers could be built to extend over the water. Cafes, shops, and public art could also line the bridge, one that night be a modern version of Florence’s Ponte Vecchio.

Just as important is Mayor Marty Walsh’s commitment of $46 million in the capital budget to rehabilitate and redevelop the bridge, which had connected the South Boston Waterfront to the Financial District until it fell into such disrepair that it had to be closed in 2014."
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:36 AM   #248
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Calling it now: This bridge will be to the Ponte Vecchio what the Greenway is to La Rambla (or was it the High Line... either way...)
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:38 AM   #249
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"The City of Boston has come up with this concept: an elevated, steel-truss bridge with dedicated lanes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars. The fixed span could be covered, and piers could be built to extend over the water. Cafes, shops, and public art could also line the bridge, one that night be a modern version of Florence’s Ponte Vecchio.

Just as important is Mayor Marty Walsh’s commitment of $46 million in the capital budget to rehabilitate and redevelop the bridge, which had connected the South Boston Waterfront to the Financial District until it fell into such disrepair that it had to be closed in 2014."

I read the Shirley Leung piece last night but could not find anywhere on bostonplans.org any updates. From her commentary, there is an implication that the city has settled on a direction:

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The City of Boston has come up with this concept: an elevated, steel-truss bridge with dedicated lanes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars. The fixed span could be covered, and piers could be built to extend over the water.....

The city’s concept for a new Northern Avenue Bridge follows years of public discussions, including a design competition in 2016 run by the city and the Boston Society of Architects. There seems to be something for everyone in the city’s vision, from increasing transportation options to preserving parts of the 1908 bridge.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:34 AM   #250
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The Ponte Vecchio doesn't have cars on it!

There is NO good reason to put cars back on this bridge. This City's planning is a disgrace.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:42 AM   #251
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I read the Shirley Leung piece last night but could not find anywhere on bostonplans.org any updates. From her commentary, there is an implication that the city has settled on a direction:
It's probably DPW, not the BPDA. And just because there are plans doesn't mean they are public. Sigh.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:37 PM   #252
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There is NO good reason to put cars back on this bridge. This City's planning is a disgrace.
Contrary to my usual slant, I don't lament cars on this bridge - as long as it's just two lanes (or fewer). More connectivity for any and all modes to the Seaport is a net good.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:02 AM   #253
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Contrary to my usual slant, I don't lament cars on this bridge - as long as it's just two lanes (or fewer). More connectivity for any and all modes to the Seaport is a net good.
I don't see how having cars on this bridge adds anything to connectivity, because of the very poor location of the terminus on the west side. It only connects to north bound Atlantic Avenue at a point blocks away from any option to head west again into the Financial District or south, or north on I-93. Basically a pretty useless point in the traffic network.

Any access to the Seaport will be by people who just passed the Moakley bridge (so forgetful people who missed their turn?). Access from the Seaport dumps you in a dead stop section of Atlantic Avenue for blocks.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:46 AM   #254
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There is a (public, finally) meeting on this today at 3pm in the BDPA board room on the 9th floor of City Hall.
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