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Truman Highway pedestrian bridge

There's more than meets the eye to this pedestrian bridge over the train tracks that run along Truman Highway in Hyde Park. Cross it and you discover a second span that takes you across the Neponset River:

The twin spans were built in 1906, when Hyde Park was still an independent town, with its own board of selectmen:

Old details:

New details:

The view north down the Neponset:

The view south along the tracks:


Awesome. First the Mother Brook feature, and now this! Two of my favorite places of all time. I used to live on Hyde Park Ave, and my roommate had this huge black lab. I used grab a can of beer (or a couple) and walk up to that pedestrian bridge. He and I would sit on the bridge and I'd give him a good scratch behind the ear, sip my brews, and then we would cross the bridge and walk down to that weird amphitheater on Truman Highway.

Andrew Burton on September 30, 2004 08:06 AM.

It's a shame that the DCR didn't sponsor a centennial clean-up/celebration on that bridge. It really is beautiful. It would've also been cool if they held a historic celebration on the Sprague St bridge before tearing it down.

John MacDonald on February 21, 2007 01:37 PM.

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