0.7 min readBy Published On: March 7th, 2023Categories: News6 Comments on Northern Avenue Bridge – Reconstruction

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


  1. yes March 9, 2023 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I thought this was on hold since 2020?… I don’t see any new information is there something more recent?

    • Maureen Dahill March 9, 2023 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      yes, it’s still on hold for now.

  2. Rev. Francis X. McGerity March 9, 2023 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    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!!!!!!!

  3. Linda Piecuch March 9, 2023 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    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.

  4. J,.Mayer July 15, 2023 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    what’s the holdup? are they waiting for parts to fall off into the channel and hit a passing boat.

  5. Andre August 21, 2023 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Boston needs more bike lanes, but specifically, it needs more safe bike lanes. If we can put together something safe, people will flock to it. The city will change, and some people won’t like it, but it will be a much better city once we commit to safe lanes and paths people can get around on.

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