Born of the Big Dig, project finally breaks ground

 
What’s taking shape under this on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge?

What’s taking shape under this on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge?

The advocates had the perfect spot: 40,000 square feet beneath a Tobin Bridge on-ramp, where the noise is already deafening and the grass doesn’t grow. But momentum built slowly and time ticked on — and construction finally started late last month. This fall’s expected opening will owe itself to one tenacious advocacy group, a few big donors, a corporate sponsor (Vans), and a small but passionate constituency. It will prove that public works projects can yield unexpected spoils — and that a park doesn’t have to be green to be glorious.

Joanna Weiss can be reached at weiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaWeiss.

Correction: An earlier version had an incorrect headline. The project, first announced in 2004, has broken ground.

 

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