Clay Harper shows us the last full span still up on what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, over South Street.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Roxbury Preparatory Charter School will move into the 86 Wachusett St. location being vacated by Match Community Day School, which is moving to new space on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line.
Clay Harper shows us the last standing support for the old Casey Overpass between Hyde Park Avenue and the rotary.
Maybe the reason this woman worries a lot is because she made the mistake of looking up and saw this ad staring back at her from the other side of the car: Read more.
The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.
With the gap in the Casey Overpass getting ever larger, Clay Harper shows us you can now see the Wilderness at Franklin Park from the Forest Hills T stop.
MassDOT today approved a $222.2 million contract to replace the T's current fleet of 325 CNG buses with a new fleet of CNG/hybrid buses.
New Flyer, Inc., of Winnipeg, is expected to start delivering the 40-foot buses, many of which will run out of the Forest Hills yard, in July, 2016, with all buses in service a year later.
The federal government will pick up 80% of the cost.
Ed. note: They could defray some of the costs by letting people with some aggression to get out get five minutes behind the controls of one of those things.
Karen Springer is your host for this episode of "Today in the Demise of the Casey Overpass."
Ed. note: It's too bad the supports weren't just a bit closer together - or taller. Because it would just be super amazing to take off just the roadway, then have a bulldozer or something push the very first/last one and watch them all tumble like dominoes.
Clay Harper shows us a couple of excavators contentedly munching on the Casey Overpass.
Fred White watched a backhoe operator rip up light poles on the Casey Overpass and just fling them over the side. "This must be fun," he suspects.
As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:
Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.
To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:
No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!
It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?
Chris Helms was at the overpass to record the scene at 3:53 p.m. today.
Stephanie Ainbinder spotted this horse and rider under the overpass today.
With the overlaying concrete gone, a backhoe started wrenching out its first piece of structural steel at the going-down Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, as Clay Harper shows us.
This weekend, the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Morton Street, which will free workers to rip the whole thing down.
Go figure: Crews painted all these new don't-block-this-box boxes around Forest Hills in anticipation of the overpass shutdown and motorists promptly figured screw this, we're going to block these boxes just like we always do, as Chris shows us this morning.
Isaac Walwrath took what could be his last walk across the doomed Casey Overpass this morning - the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Jamaica Pond this weekend, and the other side next weekend and then tear the whole thing down. Read more.
State officials said tonight the Casey Overpass demolition begins in earnest this weekend, when crews shut off the side heading towards Jamaica Pond and begin diverting traffic onto the new temporary surface road they've built. Read more.