Walking Boston’s Emerald Necklace, #2

A red granite bridge designed by Shepley, Ruttan, and Coolidge, completed in 1893. Closed now to vehicular traffic. While the waters look calm, there’s a lot going on underneath. This quote found at The Heart of the City website:

When we cleared Scarborough Pond out last year, first time in fifty years, we took a lot of stuff from the bottom. Washing machines, refrigerators, TV sets, a complete set of burglar tools, sunken boats, dozens of sewer covers, golf balls by the thousands (Parks Superintendent George Boutelier, from J. Mirsky, “Who lost the Emerald Necklace? In search of Franklin Park,” The Boston Globe Magazine, 1972).

That was nearly 40 years ago now. Wonder what has accumulated in there since.

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