Tobin Bridge

By - 4/5/14 - 4:07 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports somebody jumped off the Tobin around 3:30 p.m. and landed on Terminal Street in Charlestown, where first responders found his body.

Somebody else ended his life that way on March 27.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:50 pm

ItalianInBoston asks:

Explain what this is? Recently put up after getting off Tobin Bridge headed to 93SB.

By - 3/27/14 - 11:14 am

On Terminal Street in Charlestown, around 11 a.m. An empty car was found shortly after on the bridge itself.

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the man was a 37-year-old Newburyport resident. "Uniformed troopers and State Police detectives from our office are investigating, but the death is currently being investigated as a non-homicide."

By - 2/22/14 - 5:44 pm

And at these heights, I can see why.

Firefighters from Boston and Chelsea, State Police troopers and the Boston Fire Marine Unit all converged on the Tobin Bridge late this afternoon on reports a man looked like he might want to jump from the upper level.

Then the man sauntered into the toll plaza. Ed Baur reports:

It was Crew Member from the Ship

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By - 2/14/14 - 10:17 am

A man got out of a car on the upper level and jumped around 9:20 a.m. Although a witness initially reported seeing the person in netting on the lower level, a firefighter discovered the person's body at a construction site below the bridge.

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, although a spokesman for the DA's office says the death... Read more

By - 12/27/13 - 5:02 pm

Lands on a car, doesn't survive, around 3:30 p.m.

By - 10/15/13 - 8:44 am
Smoke from truck on fire on the Tobin

Smoke visible for miles around. Photo by Erin B.

At 8:34 a.m., State Police reported:

Tobin Bridge, Rt 1 SB, CLOSED. There is currently a truck fully engulfed, adjacent to the top of the Everett St on-ramp.

UPDATE, 8:51: State Police say the fire is out and one lane reopened.

By - 10/5/13 - 9:27 am
Pooping cows

A concerned citizen files a complaint from above the Mystic:

These cows just pooped all over the lower deck of the Tobin Bridge. Got on cars. Could someone please cleanup? Rain won't get there. Thanks.

By - 9/19/13 - 9:43 am
Not the Tobin Bridge.

Pete Leslie wonders if we need some sort of education program for photographers who are increasingly likely to get our two iconic bridges mixed up.

By - 2/27/13 - 5:33 pm

State House News Service reports the state Department of Transportation plans to replace Tobin Bridge tollbooths with an "open tolling" system that will either debit your E-ZPass account or snap a photo of your license plate and then send you a bill. Could be in place by year's end.

By - 1/27/13 - 12:20 pm

Boston skyline and bridges

Scott Eisen shows what you can do with a good telephoto lens and a long exposure at night while looking toward downtown and the Back Bay.

Copyright Scott Eisen. Posted by permission.... Read more

By - 1/10/13 - 4:14 pm

A man headed southbound on the Tobin Bridge pulled his car over on the Charlestown side around 2:20 p.m. and jumped over the railing to his death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

State Police and Boston firefighters and EMTs responded. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident "is currently being investigated as a non-homicide," the DA's office says. An ID... Read more

By - 12/10/12 - 6:36 am

The Herald reports Gov. Patrick is looking at replacing toll takers with electronic systems.

By - 10/29/12 - 6:49 pm

Channel 7 tweets.

Meanwhile, in East Boston, people are reporting bright flashes, possibly from exploding transformers.

By - 8/11/12 - 12:44 pm

Rotting Tobin

Mary J. shows one of the Tobin souvenirs that are now yours for the asking underneath the bridge in Chelsea - although she's not all that entranced, based on her tweet to MassDOT:

A piece of the rotting Tobin bridge on Beacon St. in Chelsea - fix

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By - 7/20/12 - 8:56 pm

Hingham sunset

Michael Page took this photo of the sunset over Hingham (and beyond it, Boston) this evening. Jon Bowen, meanwhile, snapped the Tobin as the sun went down:

Tobin sunset

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By - 7/19/12 - 5:43 pm

The Globe reports on the latest problem on the bridge, where crews had to stop repair work last week after firefighters found potential problems with the pipes meant to provide water for fighting fires on the bridge. But don't worry, state officials assure us - the Tobin lights are held up by a completely different method than the ones in the Big Dig tunnels.... Read more

By - 7/13/12 - 9:47 am

1. Boston and Chelsea firefighters testing pipes on the Tobin Bridge intended to carry water in the event of a fire.

The Boston Fire Department reports crews this morning are testing the standpipes that bring water to the roadways - they are supposed to withstand 200 lbs. of pressure for two hours.

The first test this morning was stopped as a valve did not

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By - 5/8/12 - 6:10 pm

She was, however, still breathing when State Police pulled her out of the Mystic by the Little Mystic on the Charlestown side shortly before 6 p.m.

UPDATE: State Police report the woman died about an hour later at Mass. General. They identified her only as a 36-year-old Rhode Island resident who got out of her car on the upper level.... Read more