Friday, July 13, 2018

The Future Of The Northern Avenue Bridge: A Neighborhood Icon & Gateway

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA) is hosting a special edition Fort Point and Seaport neighborhood meeting on the Northern Avenue Bridge. Come hear the latest on the Northern Avenue Bridge and provide feedback on current concepts:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6 pm
Capital One Café
57 Seaport Blvd, 2nd Floor

The Northern Avenue Bridge: Design Concepts
Chris Osgood, City of Boston Chief of Streets
Urban Idea Lab & AECOM

The Northern Avenue Bridge
In March, Chief Osgood spoke to the neighborhood about the upcoming redesign of the bridge focusing on: improving mobility, honoring history, strengthening climate resiliency, and creating a destination. The concepts came out of the 2016 Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition

In May, the Mayor appointed a Northern Avenue Bridge Task Force under the direction of Chief Osgood and composed of: A Better City, Boston Harbor Now, Boston Preservation Alliance, Fallon Co., FPNA, Green Ribbon Commission, Liveable Streets, MCCA, US Court House, US General Services Administration, and Wharf District Council along with Councilors Flynn & Flaherty, Senator Collins and Congressman Lynch’s offices. The bridge architects are Urban Design Lab and Brownlie, Earnst & Marks. The bridge consultants are AECOM. The Mayor's Northern Avenue Bridge Task Force meetings are open to the public. 

The Northern Avenue Bridge was built in 1908 and is the last remaining swing bridge in Boston. The bridge closed to vehicular traffic in 1997 and remained open as a pedestrian bridge until December 2014.

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