Carlton Street Footbridge
Carlton Street Footbridge, looking NW
Photo taken by Ian Martin in July 2014
BH Photo #289381
Interview with Dr. Charles E. Beveridge about the Carlton Street Footbridge
Dr. Charles E. Beveridge, an American social and urban historian, is the leading scholar and author on the work of Frederick Law Olmsted and the series editor of the 12-volume papers of Frederick Law Olmsted now in preparation. He has received numerous grants and awards, and has served as historical consultant for landscapes and master plans across the nation.
Written by Hugh Mattison, Brookline Activist and Town Meeting Member
The Carlton Street Footbridge, designed in 1894 by Alexis French, Brookline first Town Engineer, is a Pratt pony truss footbridge, 108' long and 10' wide. The bridge is the Olmsted-designed entrance connecting Brookline's Longwood neighborhood to Riverway Park, and has been closed for over 40 years.
Plans and funding are complete, with bidding to start in Fall 2020 through MassDOT (project #606316).
We are soliciting expressions of interest in bidding in whole or in part for this project. Send to email@example.com.
As of June 2021, the bridge is being restored by Aetna Bridge Co. (Warwick, RI). For updates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- July 20, 2021: New photos from Hugh Mattison
- July 3, 2021: New photos from Hugh Mattison
- August 17, 2020: Essay added by Hugh Mattison
- July 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- July 26, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
- July 26, 2014: New photos from Ian Martin
- February 19, 2010: Added by James Baughn