The “Big Dig” in
Boston began in 1985 as a project to reroute the Central Artery that ran through
Boston to run into a 3.5 mile tunnel under the city. It also included the construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel, the
Bridge and the
Rose Kennedy Parkway which took the place of the former highway. KB International was involved with several areas of the project including the North Station Conversion, the bridge over the
Charles River, the I-90/I-93 interchange and several sections of the tunnel that ran under the city. Parts of the project were opened to the public as they were finished with the final sections opening in 2007.
These photos show how the freeway through the city of Boston was replaced with a more appealing area with the introduction of the Rose Kennedy Greenway which encompasses several parks including the one shown in the North End.
To achieve this trasnformation took time and technology, which KB was proud to be a part of. Below are several jobsite photos followed by photos of the finished projects.
This is the entrance to the Ted Williams Tunnel. The Williams Tunnel as it is known is one of three tunnels that run under Boston. The Williams connects South Boston and Logan International Airport.
The Leornard Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is the world's widest cable-stayed bridge. It replaces the Charlestown High Bridge over the Charles River. It carries four lanes of traffic both north and south bound.