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The Charles River Dam Bridge, officially the Craigie Bridge, also called Craigie's Bridge or the Canal Bridge, is a six-lane bascule bridge across the Charles River in the West End neighborhood of Boston. The bridge, maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation , carries Massachusetts Route 28 next to the Green Line's Lechmere Viaduct. The Museum of Science is located on the dam and nearby piers. Charles River Dam Road connects Leverett Circle in the West End to East Cambridge, but most of the road is fixed, and the asymmetrically sited drawbridge is a short span entirely on the Boston side of the river.The original lock for the Charles River was incorporated into the dam, just west of the Charles River Dam Bridge, but it was replaced by three parallel locks in the new Charles River Dam, located further east, at the site of the old Warren Bridge. Wikipedia


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Boston drive: Over the Craigie Drawbridge and Charles River Dam Rd

Going north west over the Charles River Dam Rd and Craigie Drawbridge from West End (near downtown Boston) to Cambridge ...

May 7, 2021

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August 23, 2016

MBTA Green Line Streetcar On Charles River Dam Road, Boston #wearerailfans

Quick video of the MBTA green line streetcar passing by the museum of science in Boston, Massachusetts.

August 6, 2019

Sept 7, 2017 - Drawbridge on Charles River Dam in Boston MA during my route re-trace.

Lola Ellen always runs to see it from Aunt Marie's apartment whenever she hears the bridge's bell sounds.

September 20, 2017

Charles River Dam Road - outbound

August 11, 2019

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Charles River Dam - Boston

July 30, 2021

Creating Greenways Along the Charles River

'Creating Greenways Along the Charles River' features a panel discussion on plans for parklands and greenways along Charles ...

February 24, 2019

Invasive Species and Dams on the Charles River

Julie Wood Senior Scientist, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA)

July 24, 2014

The Charles River and South Natick Dam in Slow Motion

Slow Motion experiment shooting at 240 FPS with the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

July 22, 2019

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