Riding over the grate on a motorcycle was heart attack inducing in my younger years.Bike lane or not, this is still a vast improvement for cyclists compared to that nightmare inducing open grate bridge deck. Back before WFH I used to ride down the shoulders of Rutherford Ave and Gillmore Bridge no sweat, but drew the line at pedaling over that death trap.
No, that's streetcar rails. BeeLine's first photo has clear evidence to the right of the bobcat and below the rightmost excavator.Edited my post to say "2:15pm" for mine. It also seems that down the centerline of the bridge you can make out streetcar rails embedded in the concrete, although they could also be some kind of old median structure.
The old pivoting portion of the bridge is completely gone. There's still some metal structure on the Charlestown side that goes over the water.^ Do I read that correctly: everything that was over the water is gone?
(leaving the "land approach" on the Charlestown side intact)