BOSTON (CBS) – There will be some major changes for viewing the “Boston Pops Firework Spectacular” on the Esplanade July 4, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
State and local law enforcement announced Tuesday the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge will be completely closed to the public at 4 p.m. on the Fourth and there will be no viewing of the fireworks from there.
There will also be significant restrictions on bags and coolers and the Esplanade Island lagoon will be a secure area this year for the first time. Separate wristbands will be needed for entry there and to the Esplanade Oval.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports