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Boston Public Garden Bridge


Photo Credit: Jeff Myers, CC BY-NC 2.0, January 2009


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BH Photo #202444


Eyebar suspension bridge over Park Lagoon on Pedestrian Walkway
Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Open to pedestrians
Built 1867. Suspension rendered decorative with addition of girders in 1921.
- William G. Preston
Eyebar chain suspension bridge
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987
Also called
Lagoon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.35411, -71.06995   (decimal degrees)
42°21'15" N, 71°04'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329521/4691168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Inventory numbers
NRHP 87000761 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48978 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 24, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • November 14, 2017: New photos from Christopher Finigan
  • February 17, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • June 4, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected Name.
  • June 23, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth


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  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Boston Public Garden Bridge
Posted August 5, 2016, by Christopher Finigan

I just returned from a trip to the East Coast. During a visit to Boston, I visited the Public Garden and walked across the bridge. It's such a charming little thing.

Boston Public Garden Bridge
Posted June 4, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Thanks, I fixed the name to remove the "S"

Boston Public Gardens Bridge
Posted June 4, 2014, by Pell Osborn (posborn [at] motionart [dot] org)

Thanks for posting the information on this remarkable little bridge. I was unaware that architect William G.Preston, who designed a number of notable buildings for MIT's original Back Bay Boston campus, is also responsible for this sweet gem of a bridge. For the record, the official name of the lovely Boston park where the bridge sits is "The Boston Public Garden," not "Gardens."

Thanks, Bridgehunter, for your fine work on this most worthy topic, U.S. Bridges!


Pell Osborn, Animator, Designer and Amateur Architectural Historian