July 22, 2013
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Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Today was the first workday commute after the partial closure of the Longfellow Bridge, seen here from Boston.
No cars are allowed from Boston to Cambridge and vehicles coming into Boston now use the opposite side of the bridge.
The closure marks the beginning of a $255 million project to rehabilitate the more-than-100-year-old bridge, famous for its salt and pepper shaker towers.
By 9:30 a.m., many drivers said they were running late and had spent too much time sitting in traffic on the Longfellow.
State troopers stationed on the Boston side of the bridge explained the new routes to confused drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.