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  tScholars.com | Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that carries eight lanes of the Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 1 concurrency, plus a two lane access ramp, across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts.
It has a striking, graceful appearance that is meant to echo the towers of the Bunker Hill Monument, which is within view of the bridge, and the white cables evoke imagery of the sails of the USS Constitution.
Although the bridge was completed in 2002, the new bridge was not opened to traffic until the northbound Central Artery tunnel opened in early 2003.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Zakim_Bunker_Hill_Bridge   (639 words)

  
 Bridges - Leonard P Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge.
This bridge is the first "hybrid" cable-stayed bridge in the United States, using both steel and concrete in its frame.
Menn conceived the bridge to reflect, with its inverted Y-shaped towers, the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument.
www32.brinkster.com /redjeep/bridges/zakim.htm   (444 words)

  
 Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Freedom Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts is the widest cable-stayed bridge built prior to 2003.
The bridge is part of the Big Dig, the largest overall highway construction project in the United States, and replaced the Charlestown High Bridge.
It has a striking, graceful appearance that is meant to echo the towers of the Bunker Hill Monument and the white cables of the USS Constitution.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Zakim_Bunker_Hill_Bridge   (296 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The bridge is part of the Big Dig, the largest overall highway construction project in the United States.
The bridge, designed by Swiss civil engineer Christian Menn[?], follows a new design in which two outer lanes are cantilevered outside the towers while another eight lanes run through the towers.
The bridge is within view of the Bunker Hill Monument.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/za/Zakim_Bunker_Hill_Bridge   (250 words)

  
 MTA - The Charles River Bridges
As part of the bridge construction, the CA/T Project is also developing 40 acres of new park land on the riverbanks below, reviving an area long abandoned under the shadow of the upper and lower deck.
Swiss bridge designer Christian Menn conceived the bridge to reflect, with its inverted Y-shaped towers, the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument in neighboring Charlestown.  In addition to the Battle of Bunker Hill, the bridge is also dedicated to the life of civil rights activist Lenny Zakim.
The bridge is designed to carry 10 lanes of traffic; eight lanes passing through the legs of the twin towers and two cantilevered on the east side.
www.masspike.com /bigdig/background/crb.html   (768 words)

  
 Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Although the bridge was completed in 2002, it was not opened to traffic until the northbound Central Artery tunnel opened in early 2003.
The cantilevered northbound lanes (a two-lane entrance ramp) are scheduled to open in 2005, when the old bridge has been sufficiently demolished to allow for their completion.
The southbound lanes are scheduled to open in early 2004 with the opening of the southbound tunnel.
www.icyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/z/za/zakim_bunker_hill_bridge.html   (230 words)

  
 Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge Dedication Under Way - News
Zakim left behind three children and his widow said she couldn't think of a better way to remember him and to teach the children of the future about his legacy than to have a bridge named in his honor.
The inverted, Y-shaped towers of the bridge invoke the shape of the Bunker Hill monument, which is a testament to the personal heroism of Revolutionary War patriots did.
Zakim's widow, Joyce, said her late husband would be greatly honored by the tribute.
www.thebostonchannel.com /news/1702331/detail.html   (554 words)

  
 Lenny Zakim Bridge Boston
The 10 lane cable-stayed bridge is the crowning structure of the multi-billion dollar Big Dig Project.
The Zakim Bridge is best viewed from a distance at night, as powerful neon blue lights accentuate its tall towers and cables.
The south tower of the bridge is 295 feet tall, and the north 327 feet tall.
www.celebrateboston.com /sites/zakimbridge.htm   (363 words)

  
 Harvard Gazette: Harvard's help spans Charles River
Although the University played no direct role in constructing the bridge, it can take credit for linking a renowned Swiss engineer with the Boston-based design committee seeking to revise earlier bridge plans that had come under heavy criticism during the early 1990s and which were threatening to derail the entire Big Dig project.
Its cables are anchored to the edges of the bridge along the main span, but along both ends are anchored to the median of the roadway.
"[The fact that] Harvard hosted the discussions and debates about the bridge and surrounding land uses, bringing people from the state and city together to talk about their different perspectives, showed the public and the people who participated that Harvard was interested in helping address issues and problems in their neighborhood," he continued.
www.hno.harvard.edu /gazette/2001/03.01/07-bridgedesign.html   (1270 words)

  
 Boston's Bridge Too Far: A Logo of Lost Chances
Illuminated in neon brilliance at night, the asymmetrical bridge with its towering obelisks and triangular stays, draws eyes and sighs from commuters crossing the Charles by rail or on elevated highways.
Despite the bridge's sense of flight, its Piranesian collection of columns and cluttered underworld create a dark scenario, marring the Charles, blighting nearby neighborhoods, and sharply limiting pedestrian access, passage, and comfort on the 40 acres of river park land now being constructed around its base.
For the Zakim Bridge is, in fact, the result of a long struggle to stop the creation of an earlier overpass plan, "Scheme Z." First proposed in 1989, the scheme's notorious 16-lane bridge would have loomed over the Charles River and Cambridge and Boston communities.
www.janeholtzkay.com /Articles/boston_bridge.html   (706 words)

  
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The bridge was both concrete and steel in design with a network of 116 cables, the longest of which is 500 feet.
The main span of the bridge had 70 small diamond and hexagonal holes cut out of it to let light pass onto the water below, but in 2001 much of it had to be torn up due to the discovery that the concrete hadn’t solidified properly with the steel.
The bridge was opened on October 6th of 2002 and dedicated to Leonard P. Zakim who died in 1999 as well as to those who fought in the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.
www.tufts.edu /programs/mma/fah189/2005/mark/new/czakim.html   (420 words)

  
 Charles River Bridge - asymmetric cable stay bridge
Designed by HNTB, the Lenny Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, over the Charles River, in Boston is an unusual structure.
The Lenny Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge dedication is scheduled for October 4, 2002.
The bridge's twin towers - the south one reaching 295 feet, the north 330 - mirror Charlestown's Bunker Hill Monument.
bridgepros.com /projects/CharlesRiver/Charlesriver.htm   (728 words)

  
 Leonard P Zakim-Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge (I-93 and US 1)
After traffic was diverted from the old span to the new Zakim Bridge during 2002 and 2003, the old High Bridge was demolished in early 2004.
The north and south towers, the spires of which are evocative of the nearby Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, are of differing heights (322 feet and 295 feet respectively) to account for the transition from elevated roadway to tunnel.
The bridge also honors the memory of those who fought in the nearby Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.
www.bostonroads.com /crossings/zakim   (2177 words)

  
 Road Traffic Technology - Charles River Bridge Replacement, Boston, MA, USA
This bridge is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world at ten lanes.
With twin spires that echo the Bunker Hill Monument, this bridge is already a landmark for Boston.
This 830ft-long, four-lane companion to the ten-lane cable-stayed bridge connects the Leverett Circle area on the north-western edge of downtown Boston with points north of the Charles River.
www.roadtraffic-technology.com /projects/charles   (683 words)

  
 Transportation Research Board Sixth International Bridge Engineering Conference
As you know, the bridge community is facing significant challenges — the average age of our bridges nationally is 42 years, nearing the end of their design life, and a quarter of the nation’s 590,000 publicly-owned bridges are currently classified as below standard.
At an average age of 42 years, many of the bridges in the United States are currently in need of rehabilitation or replacement, and many more are approaching the end of their service life.
Bridges and tunnels are the nodes of the highway infrastructure, and as such must maintain their function to allow for the flow of people, goods, and services.
www.trb.org /Conferences/IBEC   (2036 words)

  
 Bridgefacts
Bunker Hill Bridge - Boston's Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was dedicated October 6, 2002.
Greater New Orleans Bridges - Oil painting of the Crescent City bridges and the Bridge of Lions into St. Augustine, FL.
Providence Bridge Pedal - Biking across bridges in Providence, RI Walnut Street Bridge - This beautiful old through-truss bridge in Chattanooga, TN was saved and renovated into a walking bridge.
www.bridgefacts.com   (446 words)

  
 A Bridge For Lenny
Since the bridge’s new name is more than a mouthful, everyone from pedestrians to traffic reporters will inevitably refer to it by a nickname.
Zakim’s experiences there prepared him for his first big opportunity to make a difference: an appointment as the New England ADL’s civil rights director.
Call the new bridge the Zakim Bridge in conversation, regardless of what you hear on the street or on the radio.
www-tech.mit.edu /V120/N65/col65hall.65c.html   (601 words)

  
 One Good Bridge Is Not Enough: Hunter Morrison - CUDC Quarterly - Kent State University
Contrasting with this memorable bridge is a completely undistinguished bridge that crosses the same park about one half mile to the north of Hilliard Road.
Ironically, this bridge, connecting historic retail districts in the two suburbs, could be alive with people on foot and bicycle sharing the right of way with people in cars and busses.
When we design roads, bridges, sidewalks, signage, light poles and all of the elements that together constitute our public realm we too often tolerate the ordinary, unimaginative and unappealing all under the justification of “cost effectiveness.” Gone from the debate is the discussion of beauty as a public good worthy of public investment.
www.cudc.kent.edu /e-cudc-Quarterly/viewpoint/morrison.html   (1153 words)

  
 IABSE
The Bunker Hill Bridge is the visual centrepiece of Boston’s giant Central Artery/Tunnel Project.
The entire project consists of the reconstruction of an 8 km portion of Interstate Highway 93 through downtown Boston, the extension of I-90 to Logan Airport through the new underwater Ted Williams Tunnel, and the reconstruction of the extremely complex interchange of highways I-93 and I-90.
The fundamental challenge of the art of bridge design is to develop a structural concept that provides maximum economy and aesthetic significance simultaneously.
www.iabse.ethz.ch /journalsei/asareader/vol14_1/zakimhillbridge.php   (277 words)

  
 The Zakim, Bunker Hill Bridge: aside from the usual complexities of bridge construction, site constraints made this job ...
Named for Lenny Zakim, a local, beloved civil rights leader, and the nearby Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates a Revolutionary War battle, the bridge incorporates elements of the monument in its design.
An existing double-deck bridge interfered with both the design and construction on the south-bound side of the bridge.
The subway tunnel runs oblique to the bridge, passing alongside the bridge's north foundation and through the south foundation.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0NSX/is_9_48/ai_109906146   (918 words)

  
 Mass Moments: Thousands Walk Across Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge
At first it was to be named the Leonard P. Zakim Freedom Bridge in honor of a man who spent his lifetime bringing together people of different races, religions, and ethnic groups.
Among those who strolled the length of the bridge on Mother's Day 2002 were Zakim's widow Joyce, their three teenage children, and his parents.
Zakim was instrumental in establishing the World of Difference Institute within the ADL.
www.massmoments.org /moment.cfm?mid=141   (745 words)

  
 W1VXA Lost Roads of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge spanning the Charles River in Boston.
Following completion of the underground Central Artery and Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge, the old elevated Central Artery and Warren truss bridge over the Charles River were demolished in 2004, opening up hundreds of acres of land for parks and development.
The new bridge will be an "extradosed" span, which is a combination of a cable-stay and reinforced girder designs.
www.lostroads.us /index.html   (357 words)

  
 IMF: Building Bridges: Boston Dedicates A New Bridge To Leonard P. Zakim
Boston's new Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is dedicated to the memory of a very special human being who lost his personal battle with multiple myeloma on December 2, 1999, at the age of 46.
The bridge was dedicated on October, 4, 2002 in a moving ceremony attended by about 2,000 people.
Lenny Zakim is survived by his wife Joyce, daughters Deena and Shari, and son Joshua.
www.myeloma.org /myeloma/kb_index.jsp?type=detail&id=900   (803 words)

  
 Porsche Club of America, Northeast Region
The $100 million bridge is the widest cable-stayed bridge ever constructed in the world, and the first in the United States with an asymmetrical, hybrid design.
With its graceful lines and 270-foot inverted Y-shaped towers, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge reflects the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument in neighboring Charlestown.
The bridge will carry 10 lanes of traffic; eight lanes passing through the legs of the twin towers and two cantilevered on the east side.
www.porschenet.com /noonan05.html   (915 words)

  
 The Zakim Center for Integrated Therapies
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill bridge, the new span connecting Boston and Charlestown, honors the memory of a Boston citizen with a gift for building bridges between communities.
Zakim died in December 1999 of multiple myeloma, a form of cancer affecting bone marrow.
While being treated by oncologists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Zakim also made use of acupuncture, massage, meditation, exercise, nutrition, and support groups to ameliorate his symptoms.
www.harvardmagazine.com /on-line/030252.html   (233 words)

  
 Greater Boston: The Zakim Bridge, 05.06.02
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge had a Mother’s Day open house even though it’s not open yet.
The design of the bridge by Swiss engineer Christian Menn resulted from a long and contentious review process that originally favored tunneling under the river, leaving the entire neighborhood as parkland.
Some still criticize the abandoning of that plan while others hail the new bridge as the crown jewel of the Big Dig.
www.greaterboston.tv /features/ck_051302_zakim.html   (120 words)

  
 Kulanu: Revolutionary Jews and the Bunker Hill bridge
Just like the approximately 500 Americans who were killed or wounded during the three British assaults at Bunker Hill in 1775.
In 1825 at the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, a cornerstone was laid for a proposed monument.
There were no backers until a Jewish philanthropist from New Orleans, Judah Touro, a man born one day before the Battle of Bunker Hill, broke the impasse by contributing $10,000.
www.kulanu.org /usa/revolutionary.html   (1080 words)

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