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Debut of Northern Avenue Bridge Design Creates Debate Over Costs, Vision Zero Goals

City officials and project leaders recently presented their latest plans for the Northern Avenue Bridge Project with a design that takes a “people-first approach.” Comprised of two spans referred to as ribbons flanking a decorative truss, one span is exclusively reserved for pedestrians (facing the Harbor/Rowes Wharf) while the other consolidates a single lane designated Read More…

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View the Winning Designs for the Northern Avenue Bridge Competition

The old Northern Avenue Bridge opened in 1908, at times carrying train traffic, cars, pedestrians, and even cyclists up until it closed for safety reasons in December 2014. Now in 2016, the future design of its replacement was entertained through a design competition that brought 133 submissions, comprising 99 graphic designs and 34 essays. The Boston Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Read More…

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Downtown Waterfront Public Realm and Watersheet Activation Plan Draft Released for Public Review

In advance of a public meeting next week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has released a draft planning document for the Downtown Waterfront. If you’ve been following our coverage and meeting videos for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan then you have already seen some of these concepts. However, this is the first time a draft Read More…

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Hook Lobster Presents Early Stage Development Plans on Northern Avenue Parcel [Video]

Hook Lobster presented at Wednesday’s Municipal Harbor Planning meeting as the Boston Redevelopment Authority and its Downtown Waterfront Advisory Committee consider recommendations for zoning along the Greenway corridor. Since a 2008 fire at the property, the family business has been operating out of a small one-story wood framed building on Atlantic Avenue surrounded by surface Read More…

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Old Northern Avenue Bridge Illuminated With LED Lights [Photo Gallery]

A new lighting scheme was unveiled on Tuesday evening on the Old Northern Avenue Bridge where LED lights have been installed to adorn the historic structure. Originally constructed in 1908, the bridge serves as a walking and biking passageway between the Seaport District and Downtown Boston. In a news release, officials cheered the new lighted Read More…