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The remnants of Long Island Bridge looking toward Moon Island (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The remnants of Long Island Bridge looking toward Moon Island (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh officially filed plans last week to rebuild a bridge back to Long Island in the Boston Harbor. The previous bridge had been abruptly shut down in 2014 because it was unsafe, forcing the closure of hundreds of beds for the homeless and addiction treatment.

The city wants to build a modern new recovery and treatment facility on Long Island, but they have to build the bridge first. But the Quincy City Council has filed two ordinances that aim to stop the construction. Residents there are concerned about increased traffic that the bridge would bring and the lack of clarity about what Walsh's bigger plans for Long Island might be.

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Tom Koch, mayor of Quincy. He tweets @mayortomkoch.

This segment aired on May 9, 2018.

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