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By adamg - 5/27/22 - 12:42 pm
Proposal for Charles River Embankment

See it larger (1886 proposal; source).

What if Storrow Drive had never been built? Imagine if it were just removed? Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 2:22 pm
Ryder truck and Storrow Drive pedestrian bridge

Clare captured the near storrowing on Storrow Drive inbound this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/6/22 - 9:13 am

Nothing does a storrowing quite like the Fenway/Kenmore exit off Storrow Drive - the curve means trucks catch the bottom of the upper ramp at an angle, so not only are they peeled open, they're left at quite the jaunty angle. The truck in those photos belongs to Gourmet Catering in Forest Hills, so you'd think the driver would be familiar with the reason to stay off Storrow, but maybe he's new.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 9:04 am
Peeled back truck on Storrow Drive

Nothing like a good storrowing to start the morning commute, as Log shows us, with a snap of a freshly peeled box truck at the Fairfield Street pedestrian bridge. Traffic, of course, quickly backed way, way up.

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By adamg - 11/23/21 - 9:36 pm
Dirt bikers and ATVers on the loose

Surveillance photo via State Police.

State Police report they are hunting roughly 40 people on dirt bikes and ATVs they say began attacking an 82-year-old Brookline man near the Bowker Overpass, then kept following him as he tried to escape onto Storrow Drive and then beat him when he rolled down his window on Cambridge Street in Allston to yell for help this past Thursday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/21 - 1:18 pm

State Police report a Northampton man, 24, died in a single-vehicle crash on the ramp from the Sumner Tunnel to Storrow Drive around 3:20 a.m.

His two passengers, 22 and 18, were taken to nearby Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries, State Police say. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 10:29 pm

A federal judge today ordered a sentence longer than requested by prosecutors for a Dorchester man who led state troopers on a chase when one tried pulling him over in his Focus for excessive window tint on Storrow Drive and ended when he crashed into two cars in Chelsea on Aug. 10, 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 10:12 pm
Stuck  truck on Storrow Drive

Rosabri Mejia came across the latest example of a truck driver disobeying the "CARS ONLY" signs on your finer Storrow Drive entrances and so getting caught by a bridge, in this case, the Longfellow. Judges give this storrowing low marks, because while the driver wedged himself in well enough to back up traffic, he did not majorly sardine-can his roof or spill any of his load on the road.

By adamg - 11/14/21 - 12:03 pm

Nathan Phillips, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, makes the case.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 7:39 pm
Storrowed truck at Kenmore exit

Matthew Christensen got a great view of a successfully storrowed box truck at the Kenmore exit from Storrow outbound tonight.

Another view.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 9:31 pm
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Tow driver ensures storrowed truck is ready to be hauled away. See it larger.

Mike the roving UHub photographer wasn't able to rove much this morning after another driver cleverly used one of the bridges on Storrow Drive to disassemble his truck.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 6:08 pm
Stuck truck at the Grand Junction Bridge

Ethan McCoy got a grand view of the storrowed box truck at the train tracks by the BU bridge (where Storrow turns into Soldiers Field Road outbound) shortly before 5 p.m. today. Looks like the driver doesn't follow DCR on Twitter.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 11:36 am

Chris in 02134 spotted a rental-truck driver who was alert enough not to rip the top of his box truck off on a bridge at Bay State Road, if not alert enough not to get onto Storrow Drive in the first place: Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 10:18 am
Welcome to Boston, where Storrow Drive is beating the stuffing out of UHaul and Penske

Artist Eric Funk has come up with this design for pre-existing Boston residents. And it's available as a sticker, a tote bag and a print.

By adamg - 8/7/21 - 1:30 pm
Near storrowing averted on Storrow Drive

Somebody hauling a boat learned first hand shortly after 1 p.m. that despite their names, the river roads aren't meant for watercraft. A Curiosity Machine chronicles his successful effort to avoid becoming the subject of a limerick like two Men from the Islands this week.

Ooh, and guess where he's from? Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 1:38 pm

NBC Boston provides the photo from near Mass General this morning. Roy G. Biv provides the limerick: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 4:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Storrow Drive

Jim spotted this freshly shorn truck on Storrow Drive outbound at the Fairfield Street bridge early this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 9:26 pm

Dimas captured the action this afternoon after a box-truck driver on Storrow Drive realized, in time, no less, that the Longfellow Bridge was about to peel back his truck like a can of sardines: Read more.

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