NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the walkway under the North End side of the bridge has reopened, after several years of being closed.
With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.
Brad Tatum videoed the contractor's explosion that took out three segments of the Long Island bridge around 11 a.m.
Tim Colby watched a plane take off over Boston Harbor this morning.
This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:
A concerned citizen in Charlestown who might possibly not realize that Boston Harbor drains into this giant ocean demands the city stop this snow dumping into the harbor forthwith:
Harbor almost flooding. Please stop allowing snow in harbor. I don't want our homes flooded.
The city marked the case closed as "noted."
In Karhide, on the planet Gethen, ferry voyages always include an icebreaker sent ahead.
In Hingham harbor, as well.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of the resurrection of Capt. Bob, a boat that slipped into the briny deep next to Union Wharf on Monday.
A passerby who heard the screams of boys playing behind the Intercontinental Hotel rushed down a dock to rescue their playmate, who had fallen into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel this afternoon.
Tez Garcia, who was nearby taking pictures of the frozen harbor at the time, forwarded photos of the dramatic rescue, which happened around 3:30 p.m.
The kids, who had been playing by themselves on sleds on a mound of snow that ended right at the water a few feet away from the water-taxi dock, start looking for the missing boy - and screaming for help:
Several days of running rented snow melters nearly nonstop at the city snow farm in the Marine Industrial Park have helped chop down the snow mountains to size, Conventures reports.
Across the harbor, roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian watched a couple of the beasts at work outside Terminal C (the white streaks are reflections of lights in the terminal, not incoming laser beams):
Paul Levy, the first director of the MWRA, writes it's pretty silly to let Boston dump snow into a snow farm right on the water but not let it just push the snow into the harbor - when it's going to melt into the water anyway.
Boston 2024 released major portions of its bid document today. Boston Magazine has the details and bird's-eye views (including a planned beach-volleyball stadium and related structures that would take up much of the Common). One interesting bit, noticed by Ari Ofsevit, would turn Long Island into the shooting venue.
The bridge serving the island will be restricted for Olympic use only during the Games.
Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago today begins a four-month contract to tear down the condemned Long Island bridge. The city shut the bridge in October as unsafe.
Even as Walsh starts its $20.5-million demo, the city has still to figure out how to replace the homeless and substance-abuse treatment programs that were based on the island. The Boston Public Health Commission holds a hearing in Mattapan tomorrow to discuss its plans to use its Mattapan campus to replace some of the beds lost with the bridge closure.
Converse lit up the sign atop its new headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf at 5 p.m. today with a fireworks display set to "Enter the Sandman" by Metallica.
The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.