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Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

The Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge stands as a testament to Boston's rich history and its position as a modern American city. Completed in late 2003, this cable-stayed bridge has quickly become an iconic piece of the Boston skyline, crossing the Charles River, linking the neighborhoods of Charlestown and Boston, and offering scenic vistas of the downtown backdrop.


Location

The bridge is a critical component of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, named after civil rights activist Lenny Zakim and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Located just steps away from the historic Bunker Hill Monument, the bridge is easily accessible for those exploring the charm and character of Charlestown and the Freedom Trail.

History

The bridge, which opened to traffic in 2003, was named in honor of civil rights activist Leonard P. Zakim and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Its renowned architect, Miguel Rosales, drew inspiration from the historical significance of the locale, with the bridge's twin towers echoing Bunker Hill Monument and the Colonial architecture that dots downtown Boston. This landmark that cost over $100 million to build is more than a connector of roads; it's a symbol of the city's resilience and unity.

What to See

The Zakim Bridge is a photogenic wonder at any time of day, with the cityscape setting off its white arches and steel cables in striking contrast. Consider a visit at dusk, when the bridge's lights begin to twinkle and showcase its beauty over the Charles River. The best vantage points to take in the bridge include Paul Revere Park, North Point Park, and the Boston Harborwalk. Not to mention, the Zakim Bridge is an integral part of Boston's marathon route, where you can witness the spirit of perseverance and strength firsthand.

Nearby Attractions

After admiring the Zakim Bridge, I realized there's no shortage of attractions to explore in the vicinity. Cross the bridge to step back in time at the USS Constitution Museum, see the historic warship up close, then stop by the Bunker Hill Monument on your way back for panoramic views of the city. Don't forget to visit the vibrant North End neighborhood for a taste of authentic Italian cuisine and historical landmarks like the Old North Church, which played a crucial role in the American Revolution.


Plan Your Boston Tour with Boston Sightseeing

To make the most of your Boston experience, consider a tour with the iconic Boston sightseeing double-decker bus. It's an excellent way to get around the city and see landmarks like the Zakim Bridge from the comfort of your seat. The buses offer hop-on-hop-off tours, making sure you can disembark at any time for closer exploration.

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Single Ride Pass

$37.00

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Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
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  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
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  • 80 Minutes Tour
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  • Blue Route Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

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Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
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  • 200 Minutes Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

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  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
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  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
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