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Starts & Stops

Nonexistent guard rails at Fenway’s Bowker Overpass causes concern

It’s been bugging Daniel McCarthy of Arlington for years: The Bowker Overpass — the bridge that carries traffic from Boylston Street in the Fenway over Commonwealth Avenue to Storrow Drive — has been missing its guard rails for years.

“Without the overpass there is nothing but one small barrier protecting drivers from a 20-30 foot drop to their death,” McCarthy wrote. “One simple skid could lead to such a tragedy.”

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