Beacon Hill, Downtown, Transportation and the T

Animated Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction Makes 3 Years of Delays Worth It

The video runs 7:34; imagine how quickly that’ll pass in real life.

Last week we reported the Mass. DOT approved a major rehabilitation of the century-old Longfellow Bridge. Monday, YouMoveMass, the DOT’s youtube channel, posted a nifty video showing the bridge project’s plan step-by-step. This, paired with the pending release of the new SimCity, should get urban planners’ hearts beating.

The animation shows the bridge’s distinctive masonry towers will be removed early in the project. The warning is hereby sent to ConDucktors everywhere to modify the Duck Tours script that normally points out the “Salt & Pepper” bridge upon entering the Charles River. Perhaps an in-depth description of budgetary approvals and bridge superstructures will suffice.