BOSTON (CBS) – The ramp that takes drivers from Boylston Street down to Commonwealth Avenue reopened after it was shut down for several hours Friday morning because there’s a big hole in the road.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports from Boston

The hole is about a foot wide and approximately 12-14 feet long. It runs from one side of the ramp to the other.

State Police say no cars have been damaged and no one was hurt. The debris fell into the Muddy River below the ramp.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Steel plates were put over the hole until more permanent repairs could be completed.  Those repairs were expected to take place Friday night after the rush hour commute.

From Carl Stevens’ Journal: Carl takes a close-up look at the hole in the road

Comments (12)
  1. fernando costa says:

    Everything goes ever happen because the Government has only people who steal and does nothing for the citizen

    1. Rose says:

      Dear God, please learn how to speak English.

    2. shotime says:

      then leave!

  2. Cynic says:

    Why is this News? That overpass has been falling apart for years.

  3. Fernando costa says:

    A year or so Our President said it would definitely make new roads and new bridges. That is going to open many jobs throughout the country. For the past one year nothing has been done in this Country for a solution to people who lost their jobs.
    That is so something has been done for those who were already wealthy and are now much richer.
    The need to do something for us not to enter into an abyss.
    Finally ask:
    – What are you waiting for a solution to all this left by President Bush and V. Presinte?

  4. Cynic says:

    I understand Fernando even though others might ridicule you… I actually saw Bush and Cheney. knocking the hole in the overpass with a sledge hammer…Try to get a padded cell next to mine.

  5. Callin Bridgetrouble says:

    I reported this to the police on my walk home early this morning. The hole was right through a previously placed concrete patch. It looked like there was very little metal reinforcement under the concrete patch. I hope the quality of the other patches on the Bowker overpass is up to safety standards..

    Folks, see something, say something! This hole was huge, but no one else had called it in.

  6. ktsue says:

    If people want to have these things repaired, they need to be less afraid of raised taxes. You can’t expect your infrastructures to be secure if you’re unwilling to pay for the work. We need to raise taxes in one way or another to pay for all of this or else people will start losing their lives to potholes.

    1. John says:

      Totally agree! I don’t like higher taxes but there is no other way to get around this problem.

  7. Taxpayer says:

    get rid of deadwood first before you raise my taxes please

  8. Warren says:

    The exit and entry to Storrow Drive from the Fenway has been a disgrace to Mass DOT for more than a year. What does it take to get the potholes on that roadway fixed (the same potholes are unattended to for weeks)? Not that I wish ill will on anyone, but wouldn’t it have been something if an official of Mass DOT was standing beneath the piece of roadway that fell and got hit on the head? An incident like that might call attention to the disgraceful condition of that roadway.

  9. Cynic says:

    The I team might look into this overpass. If I remember correctly this was rebuilt in th past couple of years. I wonder how much it cost the State,Exactly what was done and was it done right.

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