Graffiti-covered, darkened, rusty Roslindale bridge transformed with

Folks who live near the Blakemore Bridge over the train tracks between Hyde Park Avenue and Florence Street in Roslindale held a block party on the bridge today to celebrate the new murals on either side that celebrate the neighborhood, its people and its fauna.

Residents, led by Meri Bond and Dennis Kirkpatrick came up with the idea and raised some $15,000 for the murals, by Andres Duarte, Anna Jacobs, SuperSobek, Jonathan Lopez Wilen, to replace the rust and graffiti that had long been the dominant oeuvre on the bridge, which is pretty much all there is to Blakemore Street.

The city chipped in with new lighting and with a repainting of the parts of the bridge not covered with the murals; Top Liquor, on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the bridge, also contributed to the effort.

Roslindale in mural
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JP Honk jamming at Blakemore Bridge rededication

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