Evelyn Moakley Bridge

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Overview

Evelyn Moakley was the wife to Congressman Moakley.  This bridge is the most recently built on the Fort Point Channel.  This is a concrete girder bridge but has pretension steel tendons inside (steel cables that are pulled tight inside the concrete to help support the bridge).

Things to Notice

There are pipes under this bridge that provide drainage from the roadway.  Also the utility space under this bridge is rented.  There are not many above-ground connections for utilities to cross from South Boston to downtown.

How it Works

This bridge was never intended to move but is high enough that boats can pass under and the pedestrian walkway also lies underneath.

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