Charles River

By - 3/28/13 - 7:41 am

The folks at Railroad.net report the Grand Junction bridge over the Charles River - which connects rail lines north and south of the city - has had to be shut again, only three months after it was re-opened following extensive repairs.

The bridge is used for produce shipments to the Chelsea market and lets Amtrak and MBCR ferry trains to repair facilities on... Read more

By - 3/27/13 - 9:09 am

UPDATE: The DA's office reports the victim was a 33-year-old Brighton man and that his death was declared "a non-homicide" after an autopsy and investigation.

State Police report recovering a man's body from the Charles River, between the Hatch Shell and the Harvard Bridge this morning.

Although the man's exact identity remains unknown, the body was probably not that of missing Brown student Sunil... Read more

By - 3/15/13 - 11:02 am

A body of a man pulled out of the Charles River yesterday is that of a 32-year-old South End man whose apparent jump into the river on Jan. 1 sparked a massive search that came up empty at the time, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adds:

The investigation during the intervening months into that man's death has not developed any indication of

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By - 3/7/13 - 8:07 am

Time-lapse animation from MassDOT. With bonus new-agey guitar track that fortunately you can just turn off when it gets really annoying. And don't worry - they'll be putting the shakers back on.

By - 3/1/13 - 8:37 am

Charles River sailing

Sarah Bourne captured sailboats on a reduced-ice Charles yesterday afternoon.

Copyright Sarah Bourne.... Read more

By - 2/28/13 - 11:48 am

WBUR reports on the impending three-year Longfellow Bridge repair project that will include a total of 25 weekends of Red Line bustitution and lane restrictions for drivers.

By - 2/20/13 - 12:02 pm

Penny Cherubino watches (and photographs) a guy who started walking across the Charles, then thought the better of it, or satisfied his curiosity or something. She finds the large crack in the ice he almost walked over. With bonus Leslie Jones photo of a Charles River ice rescue from back in the day.

By - 2/12/13 - 9:10 am

View from the Pru

Roving UHub photographer Neil roved himself up the Pru yesterday.

By - 1/13/13 - 1:30 pm

The folks at Railroad.net report the Grand Junction Bridge, under the BU Bridge, re-opened to train traffic on Friday.

The bridge, the only connection between railroad tracks north and south of Boston within 128, was was shut by inspectors in November. This forced Amtrak, MBCR and CSX to re-route freight trains and trains carrying cars needing repairs on a 108-mile journey through Worcester... Read more

By - 1/1/13 - 10:54 am

Boston and Cambridge divers conduct search. Photo by BFD.Boston and Cambridge divers conduct search. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the victim was 32 and from Boston. "Multiple witness statements suggest that the man who went over the... Read more

By - 11/28/12 - 9:17 pm

Sunset over the Charles

Michael Skrzypek watched the sun set over the Charles this evening.... Read more

By - 11/25/12 - 11:06 pm

Norm Vigeant posted a photo of three MBTA locomotives and a commuter-rail coach crossing a causeway at the Wachusett Reservoir in West Boylston on Saturday.

Normally, the T would use the Grand Junction bridge (the train bridge under the BU Bridge) to move cars from its repair facility in Somerville to points south, but the bridge was shut last Wednesday for some emergency repairs,... Read more

By - 11/21/12 - 6:40 am

A.P. Blake reports a key part of the proposed route - the Grand Junction Bridge that spans the Charles under the BU Bridge - has had speed and weight limits put on it that are so severe the freight train that normally delivers produce to Chelsea couldn't go across it.

By - 10/28/12 - 10:25 am

Boston at dawn

Vasant Marur watched the sun come up over the Back Bay and the Charles River yesterday.

Copyright Vasant Marur. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/21/12 - 12:08 am

Stroke!

Jeff Tamagini took in the first day of the Head of the Charles.

Copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/20/12 - 10:17 pm

Mini Cooper in water

Photographynatalia took this photo along the Head of the Charles route this morning. She writes:

It was some kind of modified Mini Cooper that was out on the Charles River during Head of the Charles. I'm assuming it was some kind of promotion

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By - 10/11/12 - 9:52 am

The State Police sent out an alert this morning that a body - which would have been the third this week - was found in the Charles near Boston University. They quickly followed up with this correction:

At this time the Massachusetts State Police has experienced an internal issue with its email system. An older email, possibly stored in the system for delivery, was sent

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By - 10/9/12 - 6:14 pm

Investigators have positively identified the body pulled out of the Charles River near the BU Bridge this morning as that of Jonathan Dailey, a Boston Architectural College student who went missing last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Confirmation came through his dental records, the DA's office says.

The facts and circumstances surrounding Mr. Dailey's death remain under investigation by State Police detectives

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