Mass. Gov. praises new pedestrian bridge
BOSTON—Massachusetts officials are celebrating the opening of a new park and pedestrian bridge that will connect Charlestown's Paul Revere Park and Cambridge's North Point Park.
Gov. Deval Patrick, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and other state officials attended the North Point Park and the North Bank Pedestrian Bridge opening Friday afternoon in Cambridge.
Patrick praised the construction project, calling the bridge "an investment for generations to come."
The $26 million park and pedestrian bridge project was created as part of the Big Dig project and was funded through the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Officials said the new bridge will be open to bikers, runners and walkers and will cut foot travel between the two parks down to less than five minutes.