Comments due on Old Northern Avenue Bridge
Old Northern Avenue Bridge - comments due 3/1
WalkBoston has been engaged in discussions about the Old Northern Avenue Bridge for more than 15 years – a remarkably long time for action to be taken on one of the City’s iconic and important pieces of infrastructure.
As a participant in the City’s informal review process during spring 2015, WalkBoston was one of the eleven groups that voted to support the rehabilitation of the bridge (two groups supported a new bridge). After being asked by the City to participate in an in-depth review and discussion process, we feel that this strong support for rehabilitation should weigh heavily in the City’s final decision about the future of the Bridge.
WalkBoston is a strong supporter of rehabilitating the existing bridge and doing so immediately to restore an important element of the City’s pedestrian network, end the endless debate, and maintain a piece of the city’s character.
The information below from the Boston Preservation Alliance gives the current status of the Bridge, a template for a letter, & how to contact officials; WalkBoston encourages you to send comments in by March 1st. Thank you for your help!
Urge City Hall and Key Agencies to Preserve the Northern Avenue Bridge
It's true! The City of Boston has taken its first steps toward taking down the century-old Northern Avenue Bridge, which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard have warned is in a state of severe deterioration. The bridge will be moved in six large pieces by barge to East Boston.
and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Each of these agencies have issued official correspondence and are seeking public comment.