Built in 1908, today’s Northern Avenue Bridge was in service for over a century before it was closed in December 2014. The City of Boston will be reconstructing this iconic span, reimagining it to improve mobility, honor history, strengthen resiliency and create a new destination along Boston’s shore.
The new design includes two spans for pedestrians and cyclists, plus a bus lane and a waterfront promenade. City officials said the below-level promenade will offer public art, landscaping, seating, and even potentially commercial vendors.
There’s been no update as to when construction will start on this project but hopefully soon!
You can learn more about this project here!
Image via photographer Amy Honan Rodriguez on Instagram
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
I thought this was on hold since 2020?… I don’t see any new information is there something more recent?
yes, it’s still on hold for now.
As a kid I remember watching my Grandfather Jim Ford from P St painting that Bridge. I believe it was painted Grey. Southie Resident taking care of Southie Bridge. He came home some times with extra GREY Paint (wink wink). Our back porches were all painted GREY! Keep it in the Family!!!!!!!
Please No More Bike lanes! It’s a shame to see so many that aren’t being used year round taking up valuable space that would help eliminate so many idling cars trying to get through a traffic light. If Boston is so concerned about being Green than this scenario defeats its purpose.