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Thursday, February 17, 2005

...And while we are on the subject of bridges...


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Last night Randi posted this shot of the Zakim Bridge, part of Boston's (in)famous Big Dig Project. I realize that there are bridges of similar design in many places around the world (e.g., in Rotterdam and along the Belfast-Dublin highway route), but there is something unique about this particular structure that was strikingly beautiful as it emerged from ugliness of Boston's elevated highway landscape.

As the bridge construction nears completion, much of the old and temporary highway structures that surround it have been (and are still being) taken down, thus making the Zakim Bridge somewhat like a butterfly shedding the last remnants of its cocoon. And from one angle you can see how it mirrors the old Bunker Hill monument oblisk that is not too far from the site.
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