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By adamg - 8/15/19 - 11:14 am

The MBTA tells Adam Castiglioni why Red Line trains were particularly slow over the Longfellow this morning:

Our Track Department performed maintenance work involving inspecting rail and tamping ballast at the northbound end the Longfellow Bridge. After this type of work a speed restriction is usually put into place. It is expected to be lifted after service tonight.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 6:04 pm
Fog rolling in over Boston

Lillie Marshall reminds us of that truism (OK, which we just made up) while looking downtown from the Cambridge side of the Charles this afternoon.

But that was nothing compared to what Cody DaSilva saw while actually out on the water in Boston Harbor: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 10:53 pm

State Police report divers pulled a man's body from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 11:55 am
View across the Charles towards the Back Bay from the Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge

Erin Kane got an unobstructed view from the Red Line as it crossed the Longfellow Bridge this morning:

Boston on a sunny spring day is pretty great

By adamg - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 11:17 pm
Longfellow Bridge in some fog

617 Images took in the renovated Longfellow Bridge in the early morning fog.

Jason the roving UHub photographer, meanwhile, got a good look at the Back Bay in the fog from the turnpike around 8:30 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull and seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

By adamg - 7/29/18 - 10:18 am
By adamg - 7/24/18 - 11:05 am

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man after they say an officer watched him spray graffiti on two sections of the Grand Junction railroad bridge - and say he's also wanted for defacing the Longfellow Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/18 - 12:24 pm

The body of a 59-year-old Boston man was recovered from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 12:50 pm
Longfellow Bridge in 1908

The Cambridge Historical Commission shows us what the new Longfellow Bridge looked like in 1908 - a couple years after it opened - as the Cambridge Bridge. Look at those gasometers in Kendall Square on the Cambridge side. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/18 - 11:30 pm
Longfellow Bridge Wednesday afternoon

Longfellow on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by MassDOT

MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/18 - 11:33 am

John Hawkinson spotted a flatbed carrying a flatbed on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday.

By adamg - 5/1/18 - 10:20 pm

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) will ask other councilors to join them tomorrow in urging the state to use barriers to protect bicyclists when the revamped Longfellow Bridge finally opens later this month. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.

By adamg - 11/16/17 - 11:01 pm

The MBTA is urging Red Line riders to leave early to get where they're going from now until whenever:

Due to ongoing track work from Longfellow Bridge Project, trains will use reduced speeds between Kendall/MIT & Charles/MGH until further notice.

By adamg - 11/12/17 - 1:26 pm
NFL game on a Red Line shuttle

They're busing Red Line riders between Park Street and Kendall Square today because Longfellow. And naturally, they've hired private coach buses rather than use T buses, so that means riders get comfy seats and, as Adam Castiglioni shows us, NFL football.

By adamg - 10/29/17 - 6:29 pm

Amy Bucher didn't realize she'd need a hard hat to walk under the Longfellow this afternoon.

By adamg - 2/9/17 - 3:06 pm
Poor visibility in the snowstorm

Around 2 p.m., Patrick McMahon looked out and discovered he could no longer see the Longfellow Bridge, about 900 feet away.

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