project star
2005
award winner
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge
Charlestown
New Construction
Completed

42.3684081, -71.063704

With its graceful lines and 270-foot towers, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge fuses Boston's future with its historic past. It is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and the first "hybrid" cable-stayed bridge in the United States, using both steel and concrete in its frame. Swiss bridge designer Christian Menn conceived the bridge, with its inverted Y-shaped towers, to reflect the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument in neighboring Charlestown.

Owner: Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
Designer: Christian Menn
ContractorBechtel/Parsons Brinkerhoff

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