White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"Big Dig" Benefits, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston's Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge (carrying I-93 traffic) crosses the Charles River into downtown Boston. The bridge and its associated tunnels, roads, and connectors are all part of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project but known informally and locally as "The Big Dig."  Completed in 2007 after 15 years or so to build, it was the most expensive highway project in the United States costing almost 15 billions US dollars. 

A side benefit of the project, this walkway connects the Paul Revere Park near the USS Constitution dock in Charlestown to the North Point Park near the Museum of Science in Cambridge so it is now possible to have a pleasant walk close to the Charles River between these two areas.  A skateboard park is also still planned.

Workers paint a bench in the North Point Park - the white dome of the Museum of Science is visible in the distance.


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