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Walkway bridge to Cambridge Park

The Paul Revere Park walkway to Cambridge

What a shame! I was under the impression that the Paul Revere Park walkway bridge over to Cambridge was going to open this month.....NOT! Went for a bike ride today to look, nothing left to do except take down the stupid gates! Oh wait, that's right we have to have some City Officals there. What a shame, one of the biggest weekends of the year,tallships in,Navy ships in the Navy Yard all kind of tourists, and we couldn't get the walkway opened. Well what else is new? Welcome to Boston/Charlestown.

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Charlestown joe June 30, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I would like to know also,does anybody have any information on the opening? It seems to me like it is complete! I have seen some people walking over it but you have to squeeze thru the chain link fence! It certantainly be nice when you can walk over to the Charles. It would be great if it was done before the fourth of July then you could go over to the park in Cambridge and watch the fireworks from there. Also what about the walkway that is beside the Tobin bridge on ramp , how about cleaning that up and taking down that gate to access the park also? Put the lights on and make it user friendly! Just a question, that needs an answer! Thanks "just a person" for bringing it up.
grace July 01, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Yo JOE 12 noon – on Friday, July 13th NorthBank Bridge opening event with the Governor. P. Ribbon cutting event. More details to follow. MassDOT and DCR will be doing all invites for elected officials and others.
Charlestown joe July 02, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Just as I thought political red tape bs
Ron Newman July 04, 2012 at 01:34 PM
You can walk across it right now -- I've done so several times in the past week. The gates seem to be deliberately left partially open. Biking is also possible, if you're willing to get off your bike and walk it around the gates.
Ron Newman July 04, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Grace, where did you hear about the ribbon cutting? Can you link to the article or press release? If I were in charge of scheduling such an event, I'd hold it off until Saturday morning when a lot more people could attend, and it could be covered in the Sunday papers.
Just a person! July 04, 2012 at 11:02 PM
One word "ridiculous" just open it! I know I have walked and also rode my bike acros. Again, why do we have to wait for politicians, again!
Ron Newman July 04, 2012 at 11:10 PM
What we're really waiting for is the landscaping crew to finish up on the Charlestown side, but yeah, let's open it officially already.
Just a person! July 05, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Ron Thanks for the info, but I also hope while the "landscapers " are there doing their job I am hoping that someone also cleans up the walkway that runs from the college parking lot over to Paul Revere Park, or is that the city,state, or fed issue does anyone know who supposed to maintain that area? That is all overgrown with weeds along the sidewalk, who's responsibility? I truly believe they never take into consideration who is going to maintain all these area's .
Pat Galvin July 06, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Hey "just a person" - I agree that the delaying of opening of the park is a shame, for whatever reason. However, I do not see a need to blame Charlestown for this. The City is to blame, not the neighborhood. Including "Welcome to Boston/Charlestown." implies that the neighborhood delayed it for some reason which is not the case at all. I would ask you to please be more accurate in the future. Charlestown has enough of it's own problems without being blamed for not opening a park too!
Ron Newman July 06, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Since this bridge connects Charlestown to Cambridge, I'm pretty sure it's a state DCR project and not a City of Boston one.
Pat Galvin July 06, 2012 at 04:54 AM
OK, well either way, my point was that the neighborhood has nothing to do with it.
Pat Galvin July 06, 2012 at 04:57 AM
It is good to know that it will soon be officially open soon though.
Just a person! July 06, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Pat If you noticed I put ( Boston/Charlestown) I was not implying that Charlestown had anything to do with it! So when YOU, are making comments, don't put words in other peoples mouth,! Thank you.
Ron Newman July 10, 2012 at 09:10 PM
The opening ceremony will be this Friday, July 13 at 2 pm (not noon), on the North Point (Cambridge) side.
Pat Galvin July 12, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Exactly "just". Boston/Charlestown. You just made my point for me. How is mentioning the town NOT implying it? Charlestown being a neighborhood in the city has ZERO to do with any delay. I didn't put words in anybody's mouth. I was simply stating fact. Thanks to ron Newman for the info! Seeing that it is opening on the Cambridge side suggests to me that you may be correct that it was a DCR project, run by the Commonwealth and not Boston or the neighborhood of Charlestown.
Ron Newman July 12, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Yes, this bridge is actually part of the Big Dig. There are supposed to be two more, one across the river (parallel to the railroad drawbridge) and one over the tracks between Lovejoy Wharf and (the current location of) Spaulding Rehab Hospital.

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