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Northern Avenue Bridge Blues

"I'm loath to make another bet with the mayor, but I wouldn't be surprised if we're still talking about the rusty metal bridge in 2034, because the more things change around here, the more they . . . well, you know. It just might be easier to host the Olympics than agree on what to do with that bridge. The structure's abrupt closure last week — it was deemed unsafe even for pedestrians — is already fanning the flames of a debate that stretches back to the 1980s." [Globe]