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Linking cities and eras

As the Longfellow Bridge overhaul nears, the question remains: How to balance the needs of cars, trains, bikers, and walkers

The state is beginning a six-year $300 million rehabilitation intended to shore up the Longfellow Bridge for generations. The state is beginning a six-year $300 million rehabilitation intended to shore up the Longfellow Bridge for generations. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / July 25, 2010

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The Longfellow Bridge spans the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge with a mix of grace and heft. Below its heavily trafficked deck, a dozen granite piers alternate with 11 sets of steel arches that bound across the water like a skipped stone. Above, the bridge is adorned with four neoclassical towers that resemble salt and pepper shakers. (Full article: 1857 words)

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