pedestrian opening of the new bridge, 2002
On the afternoon of October 6, 2002, the city of Boston opened the new Leonard Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge to the public. Pedestrians were allowed to cross and tour the bridge for free, and the beautiful day attracted thousands of people. Built as part of the Central Artery Tunnel Project (or Big Dig) the bridge is now in use by northbound traffic, so crossing it on foot was a rare opportunity. I hope you enjoy the photos I took on this unique day.