Via Boston Reddit.
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 Police report that giant American flag that had been flying from the Zakim supports fell this morning, wrapping up a southbound car in its red, white and blueness, but causing no injuries or other crashes.
A town in Washington has built a replica of the Zakim Bridge - for squirrels. It now also serves as something of a memorial to the man who thought it up - who died before the 12-foot-long replica could be installed:
Dick, a retired Longview attorney who had a lifelong fascination with bridges, was familiar with the Zakim Memorial Bridge because it appeared in... Read more
The I-Team investigates ice showers on the iconic span.
I-93 north of the Zakim, at least, according to the new iPhone Maps app.
The Globe reports that Tom Cruise has rented out the Zakim for Sunday so he can land a helicopter on it. Alas, no word on how much it costs to inconvenience motorists like that, but, hey, I bet we could crowdsource the fee and have a heckuva party, just like one of those vodka ads where they fill a swimming pool up with foam... Read more
Take a page from the T, put ads on the sides of the bridge and then light them up.
The turnpike authority is canning the lights to save money - and is considering shutting off every fourth light in the Big Dig tunnels - the Globe reports, adding, however, the authority will continue to splurge on those red lights that keep planes from crashing into the bridge.