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Good news for commuters: BU Bridge nearly done

Boston and Cambridge drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists got a holiday gift from the state last week, when major work finished on the Boston University Bridge after 2 1/2 years and $19 million in construction costs.

I stopped by the span formerly known as the Cottage Farm Bridge (pre-1949) on Thursday, when the LivableStreets Alliance was out celebrating the completion by handing out baked goods and asking passersby to sign postcards. The advocacy group wanted to thank the state Department of Transportation for considering the needs of walkers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities as well as drivers in reconstructing the bridge, which dates to 1928.

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