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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

Nominated for: BEST Landmark

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge Interstate 93 & US Route 1 Boston MA

With its graceful lines and 270-foot towers, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge fuses Boston's future with its historic past. Swiss bridge designer Christian Menn conceived the bridge to reflect, with its inverted Y-shaped towers, the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument in neighboring Charlestown. In addition to the Battle of Bunker Hill, the bridge is also dedicated to the life of civil rights activist Lenny Zakim. It serves as a permanent memorial to a man who bridged many gaps. The bridges cables -- which suggest a ship in full sail -- also evoke the history of East Boston as a center of shipbuilding.

The bridge, at 1,432 feet long, emerges from the underground Central Artery near the Fleet Center at Causeway Street, crossing the river to make connections with both I-93 and Route 1.

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Richard B. on June 15, 2013

Great monument to a great man

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Stephanie T. on July 17, 2012

Architecturally stunning.

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Vincent V. on July 10, 2012

The gateway to our city.

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Kit N. on June 4, 2012

Iconic!

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P S. on June 5, 2011

It stands out the most in Boston.

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Charlie M. on June 2, 2011

What if Scheme Z had actually be built!

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Manda C. on November 24, 2010

so pretty!

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