New Bridge Proposed for Linking Charlestown, North End

7/15/14 Boston, Mass. Pedestrians cross the Washington Bridge on June 28, 2014 in Boston. (Zack Wittman for the Boston Globe)
Pedestrians cross the Washington Bridge on June 28, 2014 in Boston.
(Zack Wittman for the Boston Globe)

A $90 million proposal to replace the North Washington Street bridge with a more modern, pedestrian-friendly bridge is nearing completion, The Boston Globe reports.

According to the report, Boston city engineer Para Jayasinghe is focused on making sure the bridge will be a positive experience no matter how someone chooses to travel—whether it’s by foot, by bike, by car, or even by horse and carriage.

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“A bridge today, first and foremost, must be multimodal,” said Jayasinghe, referring to the various ways people might cross it.

Wider sidewalks and seating areas will encourage walkers to stop and savor the view. Dedicated bicycle lanes will make crossing safer. And a fully paved roadway could make crossing the river a less scary affair, for humans and equines alike.

You can read the full Boston Globe report here.