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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 - 11/8/21 - 8:42 pm
Night view of the Charles River

Myron Freeman captured the early evening over the Charles River and the Longfellow last night.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 1:28 pm
Dogs posing for a photo on the Longfellow Bridge

The other day, Taylor came upon all these dogs posed in one of the Longfellow salt shakers (or is it one of the pepper shakers?) and just loved it.

And here is one of the photos the dog walker, Steven Watson, took (bonus shot of the pack in front of the Copley Square T stop, the fancy entrance).

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 11:14 am

The MBTA tells Adam Castiglioni why Red Line trains were particularly slow over the Longfellow this morning:

Our Track Department performed maintenance work involving inspecting rail and tamping ballast at the northbound end the Longfellow Bridge. After this type of work a speed restriction is usually put into place. It is expected to be lifted after service tonight.

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By adamg - 6/26/19 - 6:04 pm
Fog rolling in over Boston

Lillie Marshall reminds us of that truism (OK, which we just made up) while looking downtown from the Cambridge side of the Charles this afternoon.

But that was nothing compared to what Cody DaSilva saw while actually out on the water in Boston Harbor: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 10:53 pm

State Police report divers pulled a man's body from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 11:55 am
View across the Charles towards the Back Bay from the Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge

Erin Kane got an unobstructed view from the Red Line as it crossed the Longfellow Bridge this morning:

Boston on a sunny spring day is pretty great

By adamg - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 11:17 pm
Longfellow Bridge in some fog

617 Images took in the renovated Longfellow Bridge in the early morning fog.

Jason the roving UHub photographer, meanwhile, got a good look at the Back Bay in the fog from the turnpike around 8:30 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull and seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

By adamg - 7/29/18 - 10:18 am
By adamg - 7/24/18 - 11:05 am

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man after they say an officer watched him spray graffiti on two sections of the Grand Junction railroad bridge - and say he's also wanted for defacing the Longfellow Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/18 - 12:24 pm

The body of a 59-year-old Boston man was recovered from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 12:50 pm
Longfellow Bridge in 1908

The Cambridge Historical Commission shows us what the new Longfellow Bridge looked like in 1908 - a couple years after it opened - as the Cambridge Bridge. Look at those gasometers in Kendall Square on the Cambridge side. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/18 - 11:30 pm
Longfellow Bridge Wednesday afternoon

Longfellow on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by MassDOT

MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/18 - 11:33 am

John Hawkinson spotted a flatbed carrying a flatbed on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday.

By adamg - 5/1/18 - 10:20 pm

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) will ask other councilors to join them tomorrow in urging the state to use barriers to protect bicyclists when the revamped Longfellow Bridge finally opens later this month. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.

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