Monday, August 26, 2002

More news from Boston: the Big Dig highway project let the public walk through a nearly-finished stretch of highway tunnel yesterday.

The project has two major northward water crossings. One, open for a few years now, is known as the Ted Williams tunnel. A sign up on the wall identified the other as the "Bukner Hill bridge", an apparent attempt to commemorate another Red Sox player, Bill Buckner, who Red Sox nation will remember less fondly, but just as long.

For what it's worth, the name actually fits with the architecture of the bridge, which features two large concrete towers in the form, from the roadway up, of an inverted "Y". Tens of thousands of cars a day will go right between their legs...


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