Posts Tagged ‘Longfellow Bridge’

For the next two weekends, MBTA buses will be the only vehicles allowed on the Longfellow Bridge. Boston-bound vehicles should follow this detour, while Cambridge-bound traffic should follow this detour. If you’re a cyclist, this applies to you too, as police will be on hand to ask cyclists to walk their bikes across the bridge. […]

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The MBTA has announced that a planned weekend diversion of Red Line and car traffic from the Longfellow Bridge has been cancelled, and a subsequent planned diversion has been postponed. In layman’s terms, that means cars and Red Line trains will continue to travel over the bridge next weekend, September 14-15. It also means that […]

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Curb cuts, median removals, and traffic mitigation have already begun on the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project. The project is extremely complex, involving the reconstruction of a century-old bridge and the brick-by-brick refurbishing of its iconic salt-and-pepper-shaker stone towers. Over the next three years, construction on the Longfellow is going to have a major effect on […]

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Beginning July 20, traffic patterns on the Longfellow Bridge will be dramatically changed to accommodate construction on the 107-year-old structure. The new traffic patterns will only affect motorists: cyclists and pedestrians will continue to be able to cross the bridge in both directions. The new traffic patterns are expected to persist until September 2014.  Click here to see […]

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With rehabilitation of the historic Longfellow Bridge set to begin soon, MassDOT invites neighbors to attend one of two meetings in East Cambridge: Monday, July 1, 6pm — Cambridge Police Headquarters (125 6th St.) Wednesday, July 10, 7pm — MIT Building E 25, Room 111 (45 Carleton St.) Representatives from both MassDOT and the bridge’s […]

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I am pleased to announce that the much-needed renovation and restoration of the historic Longfellow Bridge is finally underway. Drivers and cyclists planning to use the bridge this summer should be aware that construction started yesterday and will begin to ramp up on June 24, when work begins on shifting traffic patterns. Then, in mid-July, […]

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It’s one of the signature architectural elements connecting Cambridge and Boston—and it’s finally getting some much-needed TLC. The Longfellow Bridge was built in 1906, and in its 107 years, it’s only been repaired twice. The bridge carries not only pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, but also Red Line trains connecting North Cambridge to downtown Boston, Quincy, Mattapan, and […]

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Shriners Hospital Auditorium, Boston – map A public information meeting is being held to inform residents about upcoming work that will be done to restore and renovate the Longfellow Bridge. If you have concerns or questions about how this project will affect your commute, or if you just want to learn more about the plans, […]

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