On this day in 1991, the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, commonly known as the “Big Dig” began in Boston. The project lasted over 16 years. In addition to re-routing I-93 underground, into the Thomas O’ Neil Tunnel, the project also involved the construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the Zakim Bridge.
The Big DIg drastically changed the Boston’s landscape. The above photos show the Central Artery prior to the Big Dig. What do these parts of Boston look like today?