Petra A. took in the sunset from the BU Bridge this evening.
They're red in all directions, Margo Romanowski reports.
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.
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.
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.
Luisa LaSalle watched the sun come up over the Charles from the BU Bridge this morning.
Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.
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.
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?
Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.
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.
Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.
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.
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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