It looked earlier this week like the city and state's deal with a relocating General Electric would include the rescue and rehabilitation of the Old Northern Avenue Bridge between Boston's Financial District and Seaport.
Now it turns out the city will start dismantling the bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since 1997 and to pedestrians since 2014, beginning in March. It's "a decision made more urgent after the Coast Guard warned it could collapse into Fort Point Channel," according to the Globe's Shirley Leung. Still, the city is intent on spending tens of millions to replace or rehabilitate the 108-year-old span once it's gone, largely because such a move is expected to help relieve congestion in a fast-growing Seaport. Stay tuned.
· Historic Seaport Bridge to Come Down [Globe]
· Boston's Old Northern Avenue Bridge Could Reopen [Curbed Boston]
· What GE Employees Will Find Housing-Wise in Boston [Curbed Boston]