Echo Bridge needs you

Echo Bridge needs you

Echo Bridge on the Charles River in Upper Falls is without a doubt one of the most beloved locations in the city of Newton. For the last eight years the footpath on the top of the bridge has been lined with a chain link fence for safety reasons.   A local group of...

Echo Bridge & Hollywood

Echo Bridge Entertainment is a film/video distribution company with an office in the Needham Industrial Park, less than a mile away from our Echo Bridge in Upper Falls.  Needham, MA seems like an unlikely outpost for a company working in the Los Angles / New York...
Echo Bridge stairs closed till further notice

Echo Bridge stairs closed till further notice

One day back in October, the stairs from Echo Bridge down to Ellis St. suddenly were blocked off.  A sign said that the stairs would be closed for “a few weeks” for repairs.  The sign had a name and a number to call if you have any questions. Now that...
Upper Falls Not Falling Today

Upper Falls Not Falling Today

I just took a walk over to Echo Bridge to get a sample of what Sandy has brought to town.  From the top of the bridge I saw a sight I’ve never seen before.  Upper Falls has been turned off! Up until today, I had no idea that the dam at Upper Falls could be...
Water over the dam

Water over the dam

The construction project in Upper Falls to replace the crumbling sluice-way dam in Hemlock Gorge is winding down and should be completely finished sometime next week.  The dam is open for business and water is once again flowing through that channel.   The new...
Hemlock Gorge grafitti patrol

Hemlock Gorge grafitti patrol

While walking over Echo Bridge on the Newton/Needham line this morning I spotted a truck at the end of the bridge with a hose running out the back and down under the bridge.   The truck belonged to the MWRA (Mass Water Resource Authority) and this was their...