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    Potholes in Boston

    March 3, 1970: Likely a whimsical creation by the Associated Press photographer rather than a found situation, these upside-down boots provided a humorous depiction of falling knee-deep into a Boston pothole on Stuart Street.
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    March 3, 1970: Likely a whimsical creation by the Associated Press photographer rather than a found situation, these upside-down boots provided a humorous depiction of falling knee-deep into a Boston pothole on Stuart Street.

    New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads a gauntlet of potholes. That same cycle bursts water lines beneath roads forming sinkholes to menace traffic as well. A torturous winter season always has the ability to make Boston’s roads as much obstacle course as they are transportation infrastructure. - Lane Turner and Lisa Tuite

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