Construction to strengthen and upgrade the 109-year-old Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge started in 2013, and brought with it detours and jams as well as unsightly whatnot above the picturesque Charles. The construction was originally estimated to take three years, meaning it would wrap sometime in 2016.
Now comes word via Nicole Dungca at The Globe that the construction will last until around December 2018, or two years longer than originally expected. "Michael Verseckes, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said that to preserve the venerable span's original construction, workers must use complex techniques that have fallen out of use." Hold on.
· Longfellow Bridge Construction Extended Until Late 2018 [Globe]