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The Carlton Street Footbridge is Open!

The long-awaited reopening of the span that connects Brookline’s Longwood neighborhood with the Riverway Park and Emerald Necklace has been achieved. This historic restoration effort, decades in the making, is a testament to the environmental advocates who stood up to political, financial and engineering challenges in the interest of urban green space.

On August 14, Sam Mintz reported for Brookline News:

“The Carlton Street Footbridge is officially open. Workers took down cones and caution tape on Friday afternoon, as long-time advocates for the project gathered to celebrate.

The span crossing the MBTA Green Line tracks from Carlton Street into Riverway Park has been closed since 1976, but is now open again after a restoration project paid for largely by the state.

On Monday morning when a reporter visited the bridge, a dozen people crossed in ten minutes on foot, by bike, and with strollers.”

Brookline has announced that the official re-opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 17th.

Thanks to Paul Keating for these terrific photos!