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Taking a bite out of the overpass

Taking down girders at the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

With the overlaying concrete gone, a backhoe started wrenching out its first piece of structural steel at the going-down Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, as Clay Harper shows us.

This weekend, the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Morton Street, which will free workers to rip the whole thing down.

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bye Overpass!

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YOU SHALL NOT OVER-PASS!

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KERCHUUUUUUUUUNGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This too shall (over)pass

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Since everyone loves tilt shifting now they should tilt shift the whole overpass and use a Tonka truck to disassemble it.

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It's now passed HDR as the most overused effect.

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so often used where they're not even necessary, helpful, or interesting.

such as.. here, for instance, where its more of a distraction.

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Sheesh. It's a hasty cellphone pic and I monkeyed with it to help convey information and "tell the story". Hastily. But if you prefer, spot the beam in the original here:
https://flic.kr/p/sUnTZW

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I rather enjoyed the tilt shift!

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I wonder if an old T bus could jump a missing section.......

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Ah, Speed. When I was first introduced to the quixotic Keanu Reeves...

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"I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around a city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, it would explode. I think it was called, 'The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down'."

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That would certainly add to the difficulty of the annual MBTA bus rodeo.

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but then we'd just end up with a firey screeching halt on the green line extension

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Cars are still permitted on it even while they're already taking bites out of it???

p.s. Saw groups of people up there this evening taking photos for posterity.

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Closes permanently to vehicles on Saturday.

At least one group who walked over Thursday evening included some of the local volunteers who particpated in the planning meetings and who have been defending the project ever since.

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I sure wish they'd hurry up and take down McGrath highway overpass. It's a real eyesore, and it divides the city of Somerville like nothing.

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