Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Longfellow Bridge Remodeling

An early photo of the Longfellow Bridge.
A recent article in the Boston Globe discussed the remodeling of the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge, and how all the contractors were having to obtain old materials (like Rockport granite), and learn old building techniques (like riveting), in order to perform a historically accurate job.

The Longfellow Bridge is an architectural gem that was completed in 1905 (although its grand opening was not held until 1907).

Click here to read my previous blog post about the history of this beautiful bridge!

Illustration Credits and References

The photo was found in the Cambridge Civic Journal for April 1, 2013.