Today’s official opening of the North Bank Bridge connects Charlestown to Cambridge, but Gov. Deval Patrick and other elected officials made a point to connect the project to Washington and President Obama.
“We were able to do this because of a partnership between the state and federal government and, frankly, because of the stimulus funds made available by this administration,” Patrick told the crowd at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Cambridge side of the bridge.
The $26 million pedestrian bridge, which connects Cambridge’s North Point Park to Charlestown’s Paul Revere Park, was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment act, supported in Washington by Charlestown's Congressman, Michael Capuano.
“This is stimulus money,” Capuano said at the ceremony.
Other officials, including State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, also noted the bridge’s connection to Washington.