Crossing the Charles River

Miguel Rosales

Wednesdays, October 4 - October 25 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 4 sessions
Prescott House, 55 Beacon Street

This course will discuss the past, present, and future of three important Charles River crossings: the Longfellow, Zakim and Charlestown bridges. It will also include a presentation about the new Appleton Pedestrian Bridge, which will be located next to the Longfellow Bridge. The design philosophy, insights, and details behind these impressive Boston landmarks will be presented within an overall  historical context.

Teaching Style: Lecture with questions     Weekly Preparation: None


    Miguel Rosales

    Miguel Rosales is the president and principal designer of Rosales + Partners. He has over  30 years of experience as a leading bridge architect and designer for major infrastructure projects in the United States and abroad, and served as the lead architect and urban designer for the Zakim Bridge here in Boston. Other major completed projects include the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington D.C.; the Liberty Bridge in Greenville, South Carolina; and the Puente Centenario over the Panama Canal, to name a few. Current projects include the Moody Bridge in Austin, Texas; the Marion Street Bridge in Seattle, Washington; and the restoration of Boston’s historic Longfellow Bridge, Francis Appleton Pedestrian Bridge, and North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge replacement. He resides in Beacon Hill and is most active in the community as a Beacon Hill Garden Club member, co-chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree Committee, and a full member of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission