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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Herald reports Gov. Patrick is looking at replacing toll takers with electronic systems.
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
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... Read more
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
Witnesses on the upper deck of the Tobin Bridge watched a man get out of his vehicle and jump around 5:30 p.m., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
The State Police Underwater Recovery Unit recovered his body in the water about 30 minutes later, the DA's office says, adding investigators are now working to identify him.
His death comes about 2 1/2 weeks... Read more
Inbound traffic on Rte. 1 over the Tobin Bridge was backed up ten miles this morning when police ordered the bridge shut so they could try to talk down a man threatening to jump. State Police crisis negotiators rushed to the scene and talked him out of it shortly after 7 a.m.
Kevin Bacon, yes, that Kevin Bacon, took a cool sunset photo from East Boston tonight.
Boston fire crews responded to the Tobin Bridge around 4:15 p.m. on reports somebody was threatening to jump from the upper level of the bridge; The Globe reports Chelsea police were able to talk the man down before he actually jumped.
State, Boston and Massport police and fire boats responded to the scene; the Boston Fire Department dive team was called in as... Read more