NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a recent meeting on the currently closed bridge - which Mayor Walsh has said in the past he wants rebuilt to allow for cars to jam themselves into the existing crush along Atlantic Avenue.
Northern Avenue Bridge
Rick Macomber watched the burst of light this morning over the Northern Avenue Bridge, Fort Point Channel and the harbor beyond.
The Fort Pointer reports on a meeting last night about the future of the locked and unusable old bridge, says the city and a consultant came ready with a study that claims the bridge has to be reopened for cars to jam up on either side rather than turning it into a pedestrian/bike only bridge, without giving skeptics access to the traffic data or other info on which that recommendation is based.
A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.
The city of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects have posted entries in a design competition for what to do with the Northern Avenue Bridge, which has been closed to even pedestrians for the past year.
The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.
Vague talk about doing something about the rusted out old Northern Avenue Bridge one of these years has suddenly become a more focused goal of city officials now that GE is moving to the South Boston Waterfront; the Globe reports officials made fixing the bridge part of their pitch to GE and seem confident they can come up with the money to fix it up.
The city has shut the old Northern Avenue Bridge "indefinitely" following a safety inspection that showed it was no longer even safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a memo sent around today to local employers by the Seaport Transportation Management Association.
Walkers and bicyclists now need to take the Moakley Bridge - which was supposed to completely replace the Northern Avenue span - or Summer Street.
David Parsons was invited to a 1940's film-noir photo shoot on the Northern Avenue Bridge.
Copyright David Parsons.