MIT man on Harvard Bridge

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50th reunion red jacket

MIT alumni buy these red jackets and hats to wear at their 50th reunion. So he's from the class of 1964.

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At least

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They're allowed to wear them after 50 also, so he could be from an earlier class.

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Who knew , I always

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Who knew , I always considered that the MIT bridge , and the one in Harvard Square, now JFK street but before Boylston street, the Harvard bridge. You would think that MIT would have their own bridge.

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Who knew , Ron baby

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Who knew , Ron baby
" In 1916, MIT moved to a new campus on a mile-long tract along the Cambridge side of the Charles River, which was partially filled land.[29][30] The neoclassical "New Technology" campus was designed by William W. Bosworth[31] and funded largely by anonymous donations from a mysterious "Mr. Smith," who eight years after his first donation, was revealed as the industrialist George Eastman of Rochester, New York, who invented methods of film production and processing, and founded Eastman Kodak. Over these eight years, Eastman donated $20 million in cash and Kodak stock to MIT.[32] "
And digging deeper , Edwin H Land , Mr Poloroid himself , went to Harvard , and got himself a boulevard in Cambridge too.
Nevertheless , in offering directions , I will still consider it the MIT bridge , and Harvard can have the other one , although it is more specifically deemed , the Stadium bridge, not to jar anyone's preserves here.

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Why it's called the Harvard Bridge

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When it was built, the state offered to name the bridge for the Cambridge school that could present the best claim for the honor. Harvard submitted an essay detailing its contributions to education in America, concluding that it deserved the honor of having a bridge leading into Cambridge named for the institution. MIT did a structural analysis of the bridge and found it so full of defects that it agreed the bridge should be named for Harvard.

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Or...

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It's named after John Harvard, the man not the school. Just like the Longfellow is also named after the man, not the health club.

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Please don't pass off that

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Please don't pass off that false story as fact without a disclaimer.

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Always called it the Harvard Bridge

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As an undergrad in the 80s, I walked the Smoot bridge daily to and from MIT. But given the horrid condition it was in, we happily associated it with Harvard rather than "The 'Tute."

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The bridge over JFK Street is

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The bridge over JFK Street is actually the Anderson Memorial Bridge, paid for by Larz Anderson as a tribute to his father.

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