Boston’s Big Dig Tunnel Complete — $14.8 Billion Later

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The original price tag was $2.6 billion — to build an underground maze of bridges, ramps, roads and a new tunnel under Boston Harbor. They went a bit over budget. But then again, what price do you pay for beauty? Or should I say to get rid of something totally ugly?

Below is a photo of the old elevated central artery in a photo from 1991. Purty, eh?

Big Dig The Beginning

And here we have a photo from 2007, showing the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway that sits where the Central Artery once slashed through Boston. Definitely a much nicer view. One heck of a price tag, tho.

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