A construction worker on the Longfellow Bridge project found the body of a man in rafters under the bridge's Boston side this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
State Police are investigating who he was and how he died.
Kara Sassone reports a bus with a large Penn State Nittany Lion on the back is the reason so many Storrow Drivers are fuming this rush hour - he managed to get to the BU bridge inbound and then almost got Storrowed there. Or as somebody from the team put it:
So we have been on the road all day..are 400 feet from... Read more
Court spotted a freshly Storrowed truck on the ramp to the Fenway from the outbound side this morning.
The company in question, FriendBox, makes boxes, so that's one boxed-in box box truck. They're based in Danvers, so you'd think they'd have heard about those quaint Storrow Drive height restrictions.
Update: Phelan Canney shows us that parting is such sweet storrow:
Storrow Drive's second fatal motorcycle crash in less than two weeks happened around 2:50 p.m. yesterday when a 35-year-old man from Brighton apparently lost control of his bike on the inbound side near the Bowker Overpass, striking a curb and then a pole, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
On Sept. 22, a Wakefield man died when he struck a Jersey barrier near... Read more
Around 2:45 p.m. at Mass. Ave., Nichole Davis reports. The road is now shut at Kenmore.
Around 10:45 p.m., Stanley Staco reports.
Unluckily for him, Brian Clarke wound up right behind this tanker truck around 1 p.m. on Storrow Drive. Luckily for him, the driver stopped before proving that you can't drive a truck under a train bridge under a car bridge while a plane flies overhead.
Ed. note: Even though it doesn't seem like the tank is filled with anything flammable, can you imagine how... Read more
Ken Bauer reported from his car, stuck on Storrow Drive around 8 p.m., that some fool coach-bus driver managed to get his behemoth onto Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive eastbound just past the Doubletree, but that he also managed to avoid lopping the top of the bus off until state troopers arrived to block traffic so that he could back the bus back the fool... Read more
The state begins Longfellow Bridge detours this weekend as it begins to rip the bridge apart and put it back together better than ever.
Starting Saturday, only people driving from Cambridge to Boston will be allowed on the bridge. The Cambridge bound will instead be diverted via Storrow Drive up to Charles River Dam Road and then across that thoughtfully already re-built span into... Read more
At 10:50 a.m., Bobby Main tweeted:
Uhaul stuck at bridge on Storrow heading east by Mass. Eye and Ear.
Yep, things are quickly returning to normal. Around 12:30 p.m., Charles O'Brien reported:
East bound Storrow Drive, truck can't clear BU footbridge. Major back up.
Paul Levy considers the weekend bus crash and recounts how the state solved the problem 30 years ago - by hanging cowbells from the warning signs at the entrances to Storrow Driver and Soldiers Field Road, after then MDC Commissioner Bill Geary told his underlings to call a cow farmer to ask where they got their bells:
The frequency of crashes in the... Read more
Is there any way to prevent this in the future? Clearly, the signs aren't working. Bring back the cowbells the old MDC used to attach to poles across onramps? Station troopers at every entrance? Suggestions?
Here... Read more