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.

1 comment:

John Bartmann said...

Hi Catherine, hope you get this message

My name's John. I work with a digital tourism platform called VoiceMap. Guides use us to create short versions one their walking tours, typically for the solo travelers or visitors to the area. Essentially we take existing walking tour routes, simplify them and record them as audio files which are triggered in the correct location using smartphone GPS.

Mail me if you're interested in chatting more -- we're humans!