Bowker Overpass

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Philip G. Bowker Overpass
Bowker Overpass, Boston MA.jpg
Bowker Overpass at Commonwealth Avenue
Coordinates 42°20′57.36″N 71°5′32.31″W / 42.3492667°N 71.0923083°W / 42.3492667; -71.0923083Coordinates: 42°20′57.36″N 71°5′32.31″W / 42.3492667°N 71.0923083°W / 42.3492667; -71.0923083
Carries Charlesgate Street
Crosses Commonwealth Avenue
Beacon Street
Interstate 90
Locale Boston, Massachusetts
Material steel
Opened 1965
Bowker Overpass is located in Massachusetts
Bowker Overpass

The Philip G. Bowker Overpass (also known as Charlesgate) is a steel beam bridge with a suspended deck carrying Charlesgate Street over Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street, and Interstate 90. It connects Boylston Street to Storrow Drive. It runs parallel to the Muddy River. In 2011, there was talk about tearing down the bridge and widening local streets as the bridge is considered an eyesore and bisects the Emerald Necklace.[1]


  1. ^ Moskovitz, Eric (March 12, 2011). "Pothole renews debate on overpass-Neighbors want Bowker torn down". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 

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