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Soldiers Field Road

By adamg - 4/18/24 - 4:02 pm
Box truck demolished in a Soldiers Field Road storrowing

Roving UHub photographer Henry Luthin snapped the aftermath of a most impressive storrowing this afternoon, inbound on Soldiers Field Road by the Harvard B-School. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/23 - 9:58 am
WBZ studio building on Soldiers Field Road covered in red paint

Overnight, somebody covered the WBZ offices at 1170 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston with blood-red paint and took the time to scrawl "Free Palestine" at one end. Monica captured the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 10:38 am
Guy driving down the bike/pedestrian path along the Charles River

Joe Kidston looked out his window overlooking Soldiers Field Road this morning to see somebody in an SUV zooming along the Paul Dudley White path, which, last we checked, was just meant for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/23 - 8:59 am

NBC Boston shows us a good solid storrowing on Soldiers Field Road at the Western Avenue bridge this morning: 18 wheeler? Check. Trailer completely destroyed? Check. Driver about to be in a spot of trouble back at the warehouse? Oh, you know it. Only thing separating it from perfection: No cargo spewed all over the road.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 9:44 am
New bright-yellow CARS ONLY sign being installed at Storrow Drive entrance

Photo of new signs going up by DCR.

DCR announced yesterday it's replacing the dark CARS ONLY signs at ramps to Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road and Memorial Drive with glaring yellow in-your-face CARS ONLY signs. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 2:19 pm
MassDCR says please don't hit our bridges

DCR is out with an online ad spot that urges newcomers to Boston to keep their rental trucks off the river roads - set to just the sort of plaintive music you'd expect on a late-night ASPCA ad:

For just zero dollars a day you can not hit a bridge or overpass on Storrow Drive and and Soldiers Field Road in Boston and Memorial Drive in Cambridge. ... The bridges, and the trucks, will thank you.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 9:39 am
Backup on Soldiers Field Road

Ari Ofsevit was on hand for an almost-storrowing that turned into a backup of shame on the inbound side of Soldiers Field Road by Cambridge Street in Allston this morning. He reports the effort to get the 18-wheeler off the road led to a more than 15-minute road shutdown that, of course, resulted in a massive backup. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/23 - 8:08 am

State Police report a man walking along Soldiers Field Road was beaten and sexually attacked by another man between 3 and 4 a.m. on Sunday.

By adamg - 4/17/23 - 9:55 am
Crushed box truck after getting storrowed

A roving UHub photographer ran across this freshly shorn box truck sitting on North Harvard Street after a little run in with a bridge on nearby Soldiers Field Drive this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 10:11 am

BioProcess International reports the owner of the glass and brick structure with giant tanks filled with Chinese hamster ovary cells next to the Allston/Cambridge turnpike exit is laying off more than 200 workers as it figures out what to do with the tanks and cells now that its contract to produce a particular type of enzyme has ended. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 3:26 pm

The Trammel Crow Co. said today it will soon file plans for a five-building complex along Soldiers Field Road near North Beacon Street that would include some 200 affordable housing units as well as research and retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 8:52 am

It's like the old bar joke: " 'Say, we don't get many big rigs in here.' 'At these heights, I can see why.' "

Alrighty then: A driver with a professional driver's license didn't plan out his route, ignored the "CARS ONLY" signs, got on Soldiers Field Road inbound overnight and, boom, storrowed his expensive vehicle smack into the Grand Junction train bridge by the BU Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/22 - 12:31 pm
Rendering of 1234 Soldiers Field Rd. proposal

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Davis Companies have filed plans with the BPDA to replace the old Boston Skating Club and a low-rise hotel on Soldiers Field Road in Allston with a four-building complex that would include 435 apartments in an 18-story tower, 93 condos, a 195-bed hotel, a 200-person entertainment hall and retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/22 - 9:22 am
Flipped over truck at Grand Junction bridge

Live Boston reports that around 2:30 a.m., the driver of a box truck slammed into the train bridge under the BU Bridge, flipping the truck on its side, spilling fuel all and his cargo all over the road and briefly getting himself entrapped before being rescued by firefighters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 10:45 am
Truck stuck at a bridge on Soldiers Field Road

Javi came upon this freshly storrowed box truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound, just before it turns into Storrow Drive, around 10 a.m.

The logistics company that owns the truck is based in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park in South Boston.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 12:16 pm

WCVB provides the eye-in-the-sky coverage of a storrowing this morning on Soldiers Field Road. Judges award it a 9.5 out of 10 - perfect roof-peeling form, instant traffic backup, plenty of exposed cartons. Bonus half point awarded for attempting to sail down the road while towing an SUV. Point deducted for failing to scatter contents across the roadway.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 9:49 am
40 Soldiers Field Pl. rendering

Rendering by J Garland Enterprises.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved developer Jeffrey Feuerman's plans for a 61-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Place, a dead end off Soldiers Field Road being transformed from a warren of small nondescript office buildings into a residential area. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 10:36 am
Truck backing up on Storrow Drive

The driver of one moving truck seemed to have decided to get ready for Allston Christmas by ignoring the "CARS ONLY" signs and getting onto Soldiers Field Road this morning. But as the Boston Struggler shows us, he ultimately decided discretion is the better part of valor, even if that meant doing a backup of shame when confronted with the complex of bridges that signals the change from Soldiers Field Road to Storrow Drive.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 10:07 pm

State Police report a Belmont couple, both in their 80s, died after somebody crashed into their SUV as they were pulling onto Soldiers Field Road from near the IHOP around 7:15 p.m. Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:13 am
Bus backing up on Soldiers Field Road

It was close but no cigar for storrowing fans this morning. Ari Ofsevit watched the driver of this bus slowly making his way backwards on Soldiers Field Road this morning after realizing that hey, those "CARS ONLY" signs were actual warnings, not mere suggestions, and that he wasn't going to make it under that bridge up ahead.

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