Photographer's Note

This bridge over the Charles River, sometimes called the "Salt-and-Pepper-Shaker Bridge" because of the shape of the towers, opened in 1907, but there has been a river crossing here starting with a ferry in about 1630. The current bridge carries cars, the MBTA (Boston's metro), and lots of foot traffic. It has fabulous views of Boston both up and down the river, and is itself a lovely piece of architecture.

The bridge is about to undergo a major reconstruction, as it is structurally in pretty poor shape; the powers that be have reduced the frequency and speed of MBTA trains running across the bridge in the mean time. This does not fill one with confidence.

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