A Boston Landmark | The Zakim Bridge

One of the most recent additions to the Boston skyline was the Leonard P. Zakim | Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge (named after civil rights activist Lenny Zakim), which is the widest cable stay bridge in the world.  The bridge has two prominent towers that the cable stays protrude from, which were meant to mimic the Bunker Hill Memorial nearby.  The opening of this bridge was symbolic as the infamous Big Dig project neared completion and Boston roadways were changed for what is likely to be centuries to come.  I love the modern and distinctive feel of the structure, and think it’s cool that it has become synonymous with Boston and the recent blockbuster movies that have featured it (The Departed, The Town….and the fact that any Boston interview on a news station seems to be broadcast in front of it).

In any event, I was lucky to have a ride to the airport so I could snap this shot through the sunroof on the way to my first Christmas in Florida.  More to follow on that later in the week…hope you enjoy this architectural gem.

One thought on “A Boston Landmark | The Zakim Bridge

  1. Great shot, Phil! The other really cool thing about the bridge is that its steel cables, intentionally or not, mimic the rigging on the USS Constitution, not far away in Charlestown. If you stand in Boston National Historical Park, you can see the Bunker Hill monument, the ship, and the bridge all at the same time. And the design for the bridge makes perfect sense. 🙂

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