Special Series: Bridges & Roads

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If you drive to work, chances are you cross a bridge to get there. Massachusetts has thousands of them and many are in trouble.

They're a critical part of the state's crumbling transportation infrastructure and in need of work. But a recent report puts Massachusetts' transportation funding gap at a billion dollars a year.

Today, we launch a closer look at the impact of that shortfall. Today, in the first part of our series, WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti reports on one case in point: the Longfellow Bridge.

This series is produced by WBUR's Claudine Ebeid, with web production assistance from WBUR's Ken George and Will Smith.

Send a photograph of troubled bridges or roads in your neck of the woods along with a location and we will include it on our map.


This program aired on May 21, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

Meghna Chakrabarti Twitter Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.