This article was submitted by MassDOT.
Friday, December 14, 2012
On Friday, Dec. 14, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey celebrated the relighting of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge with local officials, community leaders, the Zakim family and The Lenny Zakim Fund. “Since construction, this bridge has served as a symbol for the Commonwealth,” Davey said. “Today, we renew our belief that a bridge can be more than a symbol. It can help build community. This new color technology will allow us to promote, engage and inform our community in a sustainable way.” “Lenny’s life and life work bridged all of greater Boston’s diverse communities, just as this beautiful bridge joins Boston’s neighborhoods together,” said Jude Goldman, executive director …
Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory wants them restored to their original blue glow, but we're wondering what Charlestown thinks is best.
"Our famous blue bridge, the one on countless postcards, filling so many posters, the signature of a forward-looking city, was awash in a dreary glaze of white, from the lanes to the cables to the towers. The absence of blue was so striking that I took the next exit, circled back, and drove the span a second time," said Brian McGrory in his latest Boston Globe column. When he drove back he saw why the Zakim Bridge looked white -- the blue lights, "sad and tired," were "overwhelmed by the bright white lights all around them." The bridge's architect, Miguel Rosales, apparently "views the blue lights as so important that when they were extinguished a few years ago in a misguided cost-cutting campaign, he sent a $15,000 check to the state to …