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Mystery bunker in Brighton

Just off the ramp from the Arsenal Street Bridge to Soldiers Field Road at the Charles River is this bunker. Presuming it's not a failed Dharma Initiative project with a keyboard where somebody has to enter a sequence to save the world every 108 minutes, anybody know what it is, or was, for?

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Just a guess.

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Don't know for sure but they're usually some sort of water pump.

My guess: it's a pump for rainwater that flows into the underpass.

The Bridge was first built in 1925. It looks like a public toilet facility for the park area.

The underpass was built circa 1968. I remember when it was under construction, just after I arrived in Boston. There used to be a rotary there before that.

Presuming it's not a failed Dharma Initiative project ...

Know your audience.

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that there’s no overlap between UHub readers and watchers of a certain aughts-era ABC fantasy drama?

‘cause i’d be willing to take that bet.

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is lost on me.....

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But if the bridge was built in 1925, that is roughly 50 years before the Hanso Foundation started their research on the island. Maybe this was an early research outpost? I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the Hanso's had a connection to MIT or Harvard...

Guess pump station or access to waterflow outlet / storm drainage

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Part of the underground sewer (covered river) that we have a few of.

Before you demo it make sure Rawhide and Desmond aren't still down there pressing buttons to prevent the end of the world.

There's a similar structure downriver on the Charles: https://goo.gl/maps/3xYYUADi35gC7THb6 . This one probably doesn't house a pump to drain a flooded underpass because there are none in the vicinity. I've found it very handy to hide behind to pee during early morning runs and from the smell of it on a warm day it seems others have put it to the same use.

Speaking of Massholes . . .

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Ah doctors peeing in public. Nice.

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Wrong kind of pumping.

pump station or substation for the street lights and signals nearby?