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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

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A bridge to the past

The bridge pays homage to the bunker hill monument, look left as you are entering the city southbound. The resemblance is remarkable. It is a very pretty bridge that takes some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2016
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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The bridge pays homage to the bunker hill monument, look left as you are entering the city southbound. The resemblance is remarkable. It is a very pretty bridge that takes some of sting out of sitting in traffic. There is a quirky story related to it where a man climbed up a ladder in the middle of winter stole a... More 

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peabody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Love the bridge. It is beautiful and a lovely entry way into Boston. Helpful to know what lane to be in but decent signage. Best off hours.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I used to love the elevated highway view of Boston as you entered the city from the north. But the Zakim Bridge is so much better than what we had before. It's just beautiful and has become symbolic of Boston. If you're near the Boston Garden, you can walk back toward the State Trooper station and cross the locks to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This bridge is amazing. Be sure to walk around the park and under the bridge to get a different perspective. At night, there weren't too many people around though.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It was definitely a beautiful Bridge. You got to see a lot of it considering it seems like there's always bumper-to-bumper traffic on it. But it rises stately and the construction is very beautiful.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We walked right by the bridge and loved it especially at night. It totally makes beautiful pictures and such beautiful architecture. The bridge dominates the Boston skyline and gives it some of its charm.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This bridge holds nothing special in my opinion. Yet again, it's a bridge after all, but there are more impressive ones in the world. It is nice to see it illuminated at night though.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is a multiple lane bridge crossing the Charles River, linking Boston to Charlestown. Opening to the public in 2003 this is presently one of the widest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The bridge was part of the Big Dig highway transportation project in Boston and was named after activist Lenny Zakim as well... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

So eye catching during the day and at night, all lit up. If you want good sunset photos of it, the Charlestown Bridge is a good place to capture it from (and has pedestrian access)

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is just a bridge after all, but it has some artistic taste. At night it is nicely illuminated and is much prettier.

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