Zakim bridge, Boston MA,USA
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge (or Zakim Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a replacement for the Charlestown High Bridge, an older truss bridge constructed in the 1950s, and is the world’s widest cable-stayed bridge. Of 10 lanes, the main portion of the Zakim Bridge carries four lanes each way (northbound and southbound) of the Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 1 concurrency between the Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. Tunnel and the elevated highway to the north. Two additional lanes are cantilevered outside the cables, which carry northbound traffic from the Sumner Tunnel and North End on-ramp. These lanes merge with the main highway north of the bridge. I-93 heads toward New Hampshire as the “Northern Expressway”, and US 1 splits from the Interstate and travels northeast toward Massachusetts’ north shore, crossing the Mystic River via the Tobin Bridge.

The bridge and connecting tunnel were built as part of the Big Dig, the largest highway construction project in the United States until now. The northbound (NB) lanes were finished in March 2003, and the southbound (SB) lanes in December. The bridge’s unique styling quickly became an icon for Boston, often featured in the backdrop of national news channels, to establish location, and included on tourist souvenirs. The bridge is commonly referred to as the “Zakim Bridge” or “Bunker Hill Bridge” by residents of nearby Charlestown.

3 raw shot (-2,0,2), tripod – Nikon D5100, 10-24mm,tripod
Oloneo & CS5
May 18, 2013

1x Canvas Print of Zakim bridge, Boston MA
Size: Extra Large (30.0″ × 19.9″)

April 22, 2013
1x iPhone Case of Zakim bridge, Boston MA
Type: iPhone 4S/4 Capsule

12 Jan 13

1x Greeting Card of “Zakim bridge, Boston MA”
Card Style: 4″ × 6″ Postcard

23 Apr, 2013

Feature on Explore

15 Oct 2012
in 'Which Way? - 2 A Day' Zakim bridge, Boston MA was featured in the group Which Way? – 2 A Day



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Member of Boston Camera Club since 2009
Cameras used:Nikon D5100 , Nikon D5000 , Nikon D60, Panasonic DMC-Z57 (current), Canon PowerShotSX10 IS ( not currently using much) , Canon PowerShotSX3 IS

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 2 years ago

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  • 15 Oct 2012
    in 'Which Way? - 2 A Day' Zakim bridge, Boston MA was featured in the group Which Way? – 2 A Day

    – LudaNayvelt

  • – LudaNayvelt

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • thank you Rick

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Vitaliy Gonikman
    Vitaliy Gonikmanalmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding image, so well captured. Love those blue lights!!!!!!!!!!!

  • spasibo, blue lights – eto nash Boston Garden

    – LudaNayvelt

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Luda. Excellent work x

  • thank you Pauline

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 2 years ago

    Super work Luda!!

  • Hi Kate, I took this during field trip with Boston Camera club, I was not very familiar with this area, I should come to this place when it not so dark, I think. I discover this view too late in the time I think

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome work! Love it.

  • thank you Afran

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  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeaous. Love that wine-red sky!

  • thank you Bette

    – LudaNayvelt

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...almost 2 years ago

    WOW Luda; beautifully done and exposed. Wonderful composition and perspective.

  • Hi Hany, I actually want to return there and retake it, when it not as dark

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  • CJTill
    CJTillalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Luda.

  • thank you Collin

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome shot !

  • thank you again

    – LudaNayvelt

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