Bridges and Esplanades along the Charles River, Boston

Boston, Massachusetts 02284

Bridges and Esplanades along the Charles River, Boston

Bridges and Esplanades along the Charles River, Boston Professional Review and Guide

"For a great cinematic view of Boston take a ride over the Charles River on the Red Line across the Longfellow Bridge between Kendall Square and Charles Street Stations. The train accelerates as it leaves the station to meet the rising curve of the bridge, and the short spell of darkness in the subway tunnel dissolves on a sunny day in a flash of blue sky and open water.

This walk takes a longer look at the views of the Lower Charles from a succession of vantage points along the bridge. It encompasses what appears to be one of the most visible and carefully preserved natural features of Boston. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. In the mid–nineteenth century the shallow basin was lined with tenements and industries; at low tide it was a vast expanse of noisome, sewage-laden mud flats."

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Trail Information

Boston
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
5
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season

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Jul 2018