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By adamg - 5/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sun rising over the Charles River

Rick Macomber watched a new day dawning over the Charles River and the BU Bridge this morning.

By adamg - 7/28/18 - 11:18 am

BU has a Webcam pointed right at the bridge. It's not a livestream, but it's frequently updated.

H/t Perry Donham.

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 - 6/25/18 - 8:45 pm
Sunset from the BU Bridge

Petra A. took in the sunset from the BU Bridge this evening.

By adamg - 4/9/18 - 8:43 am

They're red in all directions, Margo Romanowski reports.

By adamg - 3/24/18 - 4:41 pm
Near Storrowing by a bus

Or is that side of the BU Bridge still technically Soldiers Field Road? In any case, if he has any passengers, they're probably relieved he had good enough reflexes to stop before plowing into the lower train bridge there.

By adamg - 9/28/17 - 3:35 pm

A truck carrying one of those POD things became a truck carrying pieces of one of those POD things this afternoon when its driver decided what the hell and took Storrow Drive westbound, at least until the top of his POD got destroyed by the BU Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/17 - 8:17 am

Todd Cosentino reports one of the advantages of early-morning bike commuting is the view from the BU Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/17 - 7:09 pm
Unsettled plate on Commonwealth Avenue bridge

Boston firefighters are at the Comm Ave. bridge inbound over the turnpike and the Worcester Line train tracks, where some large steel plates over a construction zone have settled too much, leading to concern they might give way. MassDOT engineers have been requested to the scene.

By adamg - 7/10/17 - 9:54 am

Boston University, which has a campus split by the infamously decaying span, has hired a company that sets up cameras to record construction jobs to time-lapse the heck out of the bridge now that the state has begun to replace it (how is the shrunken turnpike under the bridge doing?).

By adamg - 9/16/16 - 12:58 pm
Sunrise over the Charles River

Luisa LaSalle watched the sun come up over the Charles from the BU Bridge this morning.

By adamg - 4/6/16 - 7:45 am
BU Bridge

Firefighters, police and EMTs rushed to bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.

By adamg - 1/20/16 - 6:28 pm
Looking over the side of the BU Bridge

First responders on the BU Bridge. Photo by Greg Hum.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. A thermal scanner mounted on a State Police helicopter found no evidence of a body; firefighters began packing up to leave.

Around 6:15 p.m., based on a phone call. Police and firefighters from both Boston and Cambridge are on scene and searching the Charles River.

By adamg - 9/17/15 - 10:42 am
Police giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them

Turlach MacDonagh reports police were giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them this morning on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge.

Photo copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 7/9/15 - 7:30 am

Turlach MacDonagh wonders about this pink thing:

Found this object epoxied to the BU bridge. Assume it is a public art kind of thing. Wondering if anyone know what the deal is?

By adamg - 2/23/15 - 9:11 am
Lights out on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge

Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.

By adamg - 2/4/15 - 11:21 am
Emergency crews on the BU Bridge

First responders looking down from BU Bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Updated, 2:15 p.m.

Damian Drella reports:

BU Bridge over Storrrow Drive female just fell off the bridge down to storrrow serious injuries.emergency responders scrambling.

State Police report:

The 22-year-old woman suffered serious injuries. She was conscious and alert when transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Whether the fall was accidental or intentional remains part of an ongoing State Police investigation.

By adamg - 10/17/14 - 8:28 am
Fog over downtown Boston and the Charles River

Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.

By adamg - 3/20/14 - 4:42 pm

Large numbers of BPD officers descended on the Esplanade and the BU Bridge shortly after 4 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man in camouflage running around near the bridge with a rifle. Cambridge Police sent some officers to their side of the bridge as well.

In fact, it turned out there was a whole troop of men running around the Esplanade with rifles - but they turned out to be BU ROTC cadets doing some training with fake rifles.

By adamg - 9/3/13 - 1:28 pm
Tanker almost hits overpass on Storrow Drive

Unluckily for him, Brian Clarke wound up right behind this tanker truck around 1 p.m. on Storrow Drive. Luckily for him, the driver stopped before proving that you can't drive a truck under a train bridge under a car bridge while a plane flies overhead.

Ed. note: Even though it doesn't seem like the tank is filled with anything flammable, can you imagine how long it would take to clean up the mess after the top of the thing was torn off?

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