Start Tour: Longwood Bridge

Longwood between Chapel St and Riverway

The Coolidge Corner Tour begins at the Longwood Bridge, west of the LMA past the Riverway near Temple Isreal. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 


Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the 'father' of American landscape architecture,  the Longwood Bridge crosses the Muddy River to connect Boston and Brookline with two spans. The MBTA Green Line runs under the bridge through the Riverway and was given the color designation to match the park in 1965. Red was chosen because the line terminated at Harvard Station, green represented parks the subway passed, and blue represented the ocean. The Riverway section of the Emerald Necklace dates to 1886 and was designed to look natural despite being entirely constructed. 


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