Longfellow Bridge (aka The Salt and Pepper Bridge)
Originally named Cambridge Bridge when it opened on August 3, 1906, The Longfellow Bridge received its current moniker after famed author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made its predecessor the subject of his 1845 poem "The Bridge". Bostonians also refer to the structure as the Salt & Pepper Bridge. Longfellow Bridge spans the Charles River connecting Cambridge Street / Route 3 between Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood and Cambridge's Kendall Square. It also services pedestrian traffic and the MBTA's Red Line - Charles/MGH Station is located the eastern end of the bridge. This 1,798 foot long steel arch and masonry pier structure is scheduled to undergo a $200 million renovation in 2010.
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