Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge

Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge was a year-long visual meditation on the bustling steel-truss span between Boston and Cambridge—which in 2011 underwent a massive restoration project. Madeline Drexler captured the Bridge at every hour of the clock, in every seasonal angle of light, in triple-digit and sub-zero temperatures, in mist and snow and hurricane rain, at dawn and dusk, and most often in the dead of night, when hard-hatted workers were the Bridge’s only other occupants. Through her lens, the BU Bridge—frequent site of gridlock and flaring tempers—became a lyrical dreamscape.

Artist’s Statement

Biker and Asphalt Fumes

Biker and Asphalt Fumes

Sunset in Reflective Fence

Sunset in Reflective Fence

Sunrise on the Charles

Sunrise on the Charles

Night Construction: Rain on Netting

Night Construction: Rain on Netting

Dawn through Green Netting

Dawn through Green Netting

Jersey Barrier and Construction Dust

Jersey Barrier and Construction Dust

Jersey Barrier and Corrugated Tool Shed

Jersey Barrier and Corrugated Tool Shed

Burning Asphalt

Burning Asphalt

Fresh Asphalt

Fresh Asphalt

All photographs © 2014 Madeline Drexler

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