By adamg on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 1:40pm
The Fort Point Boston Blog reports on efforts by the Boston Preservation Alliance, The Friends of the Northern Avenue Bridge and the Fort Point Neighborhood Association to make sure the now unusable bridge is eventually restored.
The city recently filed a plan (3.3M PDF) with the Army Corps of Engineers to carve the bridge into six pieces, then float those to the Chelsea River, where they would be put on supposedly temporary pilings off 338 E. Eagle St. in East Boston, while the city figures out what to do with the old pieces even as it builds a new car bridge over Fort Point Channel. City officials have expressed interest in using at least pieces of the bridge somehow, but have yet to release a specific plan for what happens after the bridge is moved to East Boston.
People have until March 1 to comment on the city proposal; the blog provides a template for people who think the bridge should be restored rather than just left to rot in the Chelsea River.