IWALKED BOSTON’S PUBLIC GARDEN – FOOT BRIDGE
The foot bridge within the Boston Public Garden was built in 1867 and is sometimes referred to as the smallest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world. This is actually not valid. Now we could point out that Wiggly Bridge in York, Maine also makes a similar claim and this alone would make the matter debatable. Probably the more convincing argument, however, would lie in the fact that the bridge was actually converted to a girder bridge in 1921. While elements of the suspension are still visible, they do not serve a functional purpose.
If you attempt to traverse this foot bridge whilst the weather is even mildly tolerable, expect to be greeted by the friendly toll trolls of Boston’s musicians anxiously awaiting your spare change.
Address: Boston Public Gardens, Boston, MA. Located within the center of the lagoon.
IWalked Audio Tours To See This Site: Boston’s Common and Public Gardens. Purchase the MP3 tour here. iPhone application tour is available here. Please note, all Boston tours are now available as in-app purchases upon download of our FREEBoston Lite application, which includes a free 1 hour tour of a portion of Downtown.)