By adamg on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:14am
Proposed bridge plaza from city presentation.
Under trusses paying homage to the original span, pedestrians and bicyclists would be able to get across Fort Point Channel on a new Northern Avenue bridge that would include access to a sort of lounging area just above the water, under a plan presented by city officials last week.
The span would also have one lane shared by bicyclists and buses - which the city says could be repurposed as a general traffic lane for when nearby bridges need work done.
The current span today - six years after it was shut to pedestrians:
Officials acknowledge the current pandemic and resulting economic collapse will make financing the $100-million project more challenging but still hope to begin construction next year.