Zakim Bridge

By - 7/14/15 - 11:45 am
Old railroad bridge over the Charles River

The Zakim gets all the attention, but the old commuter-rail bridge next to it has its own charms, including a spiral staircase to the top. Molly Hester admired its form from North Point Park in Cambridge yesterday.

By - 6/26/15 - 12:22 pm
Under the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown

You can get some weird perspectives when you stand under the Zakim Bridge and its connecting ramps and look up.

Earlier:
Under the new deck.

By - 4/25/15 - 6:15 am
Zakim Bridge as seen from Lovejoy Wharf

On Thursday, Greg MacKay took what he thinks might be the first night photograph of the Zakim Bridge from the newly re-opened Lovejoy Wharf.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/4/15 - 3:59 pm
Beacon light

Beacon safely belted in for its ride back to the bridge. Photo by State Police

A homeless man who figured out how to enter one of the Zakim Bridge's towers climbed to the top and stole a 60-lb. airplane warning light last month - the second one he's stolen - State Police charge.

Clifford Beckford, 34, allegedly stashed his newest light at the historic Warren Tavern in Charlestown, after leaving the first light outside the Old State House in downtown Boston, State Police say.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:33 pm

Karolian reports this was heading onto the Zakim, adds:

Wish I had sound, made an impressive thump followed by impressive screams from the future Mrs.

By - 12/1/14 - 7:31 am
Car on fire on I-93 exit ramp

Car flambe. Photo by Kevon.

Firefighters from Boston and Somerville rushed to I-93 north around 7:15 a.m. when a car burst into flames on the Exit 26 ramp just past the Zakim. By the time they got there, however, the car was fully involved. And traffic was a mess.

By - 11/7/14 - 10:26 am
Hot pink under the Zakim Bridge

David Parsons shows us one of the light sculptures under the Zakim Bridge, on the Charlestown side.

Also see: Under the new deck.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/29/14 - 8:15 am
Sunrise over the Zakim Bridge in Boston

JB Parrett caught the sunrise over the Zakim and the Garden this morning.

By - 6/14/14 - 9:30 pm
Cloudy sunset over Boston and the ocean

Cassie Grey-Sautelet watched the sun go down over Boston and the water this evening.

JB Parrett watched the sun set over the Zakim Bridge:

Sunset over the Zakim
By - 5/11/14 - 10:32 pm
Zakim Bridge at night

JB Parrett photographed the Zakim from the Charles River Dam.

By - 4/21/14 - 7:05 am
Truck fire on the Zakim bridge

An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..

The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how the truck, registered in Hartford, CT and driven by a 46-year-old man, crashed into the taxi.

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 - 8/16/13 - 10:10 am

Sunset over the Zakim

Redsox223 watched the sunset yesterday.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/12/13 - 1:06 pm

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.

By - 7/11/13 - 6:03 pm

93 and Zakim ramps

Justin Porter looked out his window around 5:30 p.m. and saw lots of motionless vehicles on and near the Zakim.

By - 4/24/13 - 8:06 pm

Stopped traffic on the Zakim

Southiegirl captured the scene on the Zakim this afternoon, when police stopped traffic as the Biden motorcade departed the memorial for MIT police officer Sean Collier.

By - 2/4/13 - 10:35 pm

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 background shots of "Boston Legal," one of his favorite TV shows, according to his wife, Diane Dick.

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