Efforts to Renovate Boston Bridge Stall

September 28, 2010

The deterioration of the Boston University Bridge, which had a lane closed two weeks ago for emergency repairs, was not a secret. Inspectors who had labeled the bridge structurally deficient in 2001 had been watching curbs crumble and sidewalks gape with holes that offered pedestrians an unwelcome view of the Charles River below.

But efforts to renovate the span - even when it became one of the Patrick administration's top construction priorities - were delayed because of disagreements between two state agencies that oversee highways in Massachusetts.


--The Boston Globe