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The Harvard Bridge

Between Massachusetts Avenue in Boston and Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge

The Harvard Bridge goes to MIT.

So why is it called the Harvard Bridge? When it was built, the state offered to name the bridge for the Cambridge school that could present the best claim for the honor. Harvard submitted an essay detailing its contributions to education in America, concluding that it deserved the honor of having a bridge leading into Cambridge named for the institution. MIT did a structural analysis of the bridge and found it so full of defects that it agreed the bridge should be named for Harvard.

Editor's note: If you don't get it, that's a joke.

Also see: Smoots.



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