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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

First time we saw this bridge was when we were crossing Charles river on Charlestown bridge.
It's a modern architecture style and it was named in honor of Boston's civil rights leader, Leonard Zakim.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Zakim bridge is my favorite bridge in Boston. It's the perfect gateway to Charlestown/ the North End/ West End. It's striking at any time of the day, particularly at dusk and sparkling at night. I pass under the bridge on my way home from work everyday and it's a nice walk, much less crowded than along the streets.

You can get some great photos of the bridge walking from North Point Park in Cambridge and also from the locks from the open park on the edge of Charlestown to North Station. A unique view of downtown Boston can be seen from walking under the bridge leaving from North Point Park.

The Zakim bridge is quite a contrast compared to the other older landmarks and bridges in Boston Common, for example. It's definitely worth passing by on any visit to Boston- a place that's not mentioned in many guidebooks, but not to be missed!

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Boston is one of the oldest cities in US, but that doesn't mean that stopped in time. Quite the contrary. This bridge is just one example for it! Very modern architecutre. If you decide to follow the Freedom Trail, you'll definetely see it!

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

The beautiful cable-stayed highway bridge carries ten lanes of I-93 and is 1,432 feet (436.5 m) long. Its main span is 745 feet (227.1 m) long and 183 feet (55.8 m) wide. Its back spans are 267 feet (81.4 m) on its southern end (downtown) and 420 feet (128 m) on its northern end (Charlestown). Its elegant and asymmetrical design features a cantilever on its eastern side. Among other possibilities, one good viewpoint is at Portal Park, a pocket park just east of North Station. Although photogenic at virtually any time of day or year, filming and photographing this structure’s stunning geometry is most rewarding during winter months, near dawn or dusk, and at night.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I may be a little non-objective: first - because I live in Boston area and see that bridge regularly, second - because I know of how that bridge was designed and build from inside out.
It was an enormous technical and architectural task to put a relatively short and wide bridge, and it is ended up so good.
Must see.

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