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Summer Street Bridge 1

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The Summer Street Bridge over the Fort Point Channel connects South Boston and Downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The bridge is nationally significant because it is the last surviving example of an electrically-operated, paired-leaf oblique retractile drawbridge. When it was operational, two parallel sections of the bridge, using a system of tracks and rollers, would roll back at an angle away from the road and river in opposite directions but on the same side of the river. It was built in1899 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company and is 502 Feet (153 Meters) in length.
The Fort Point Channel was an important commercial waterway for the City of Boston especially in colonial times. On its banks are located the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a large US Postal Service facility and the Hood Milk Bottle ice cream stand and snack bar, which stands next to the Boston Children’s Museum and can be seen from the bridge on the South Boston side of the channel.

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This panorama was taken in Boston, USA

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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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