Soldiers Field Road

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Soldiers Field Road
Soldiers Field Road.png
Soldiers Field Road highlighted in red
Maintained by DCR
Length 4.3 mi[1] (6.9 km)
West end US 20
East end Storrow Drive
Eastbound in Allston

Soldiers Field Road is a major crosstown parkway in Boston, Massachusetts, running west to east from U.S. Route 20 in the northwest corner of Brighton to the Boston University Bridge.[1] It follows the course of the Charles River and also passes by the campuses of Harvard University and Boston University.

Soldiers Field Road is one link in a nearly nine-mile continuous roadway along the southern bank of the Charles River, continuing to the east as Storrow Drive, David G. Mugar Way, and Embankment Road, and to the west as Nonantum Road.

Although considered a "major crosstown street", the road has a 10-foot height restriction due to viaduct crossings. In 2013 one of these crossings was the site of a serious bus accident.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs - http://www.mass.gov/mgis/dd-over.htm
  2. ^ "After Harvard Visit, Dozens Injured in Bus Crash". USA Today. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 

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Coordinates: 42°22′22″N 71°7′45″W / 42.37278°N 71.12917°W / 42.37278; -71.12917