The historical bridge that links financial district with the South Boston waterfront has been closed. According to the Boston Globe, the 640-foot steel and concrete Northern Avenue bridge that was built in 1908 is deteriorating beyond repair. The city has deemed the bridge unsafe and it is unclear whether it will be rebuilt.
Since 1997, the bridge was only used for pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists are now advised to use one of three other bridges in the area – the Evelyn Moakley Bridge, the Congress Street Bridge, and the Summer Street Bridge.
Supporters of the bridge are hoping that the city will in fact rebuild the bridge and not demolish it. We shall see, Southie!
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