Blue Heron Bridge Opening

This program covers the official opening of the Charles Greenway and Blue Heron Bridge on Sept. 23rd, 2005. This was the formal opening of the DCR’s new one mile greenway corridor that travels from Bridge Street in Newton to Farwell Street in Waltham (traveling through Watertown). This segment of the Upper Charles River Reservation was the critical missing link needed to provide the desired continuous linear connections between Boston and Waltham. Just prior to Cheesecake Brook in Newton, the new greenway features a distinguished footbridge (10 feet wide, and approximately 140 feet long) over the Charles River, connecting to woodland on the opposite bank in Watertown. The greenway continues west out to Farwell Street in Waltham. Dan Driscoll, DCR planner, was instrumental in getting the pathway and bridge project completed over many years.

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