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Harvard Bridge

Engineer
William Jackson
Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
Dates
  • Constructed, 1891
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"It’s called the Harvard Bridge, even though it connects Boston with MIT, not Harvard. That’s because in 1890, when the bridge opened, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was in Boston. Its Cambridge site didn't exist: MIT's new campus would be built on mud dredged from the Charles River. The Harvard Bridge was the road to Harvard University then, and not much else.

The name should really be the Smoot Bridge. Oliver R. Smoot Jr. is now an executi...
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Location
Charles River
Massachusetts Avenue & Storrow Drive
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Nearby Items
Massachusetts Ave (MIT)0.3 miles
Baker House0.4 miles
MIT Chapel (Bldg. W15)0.4 miles
Church Court0.5 miles
Altarpiece for MIT Chapel0.5 miles
Bell Tower for MIT Chapel0.5 miles
Kresge Auditorium (Bldg. W16)0.5 miles