Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008
The "Weston tolls" that separated the Western Turnpike from the Boston Extension, October 2006
Saltonstall's landing spot in Watertown, also known as Elbridge Gerry Landing
Boston Manufacturing Company
Map showing the original boundaries of Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities and towns
The eastern terminus of the turnpike in the state, and I-90 nationally, at Route 1A in Boston
Edmund Fowle House, built in the 1700s and used by the Massachusetts government during the Revolutionary War
Waltham, 1793
George Washington in Cambridge, 1775
Now-demolished toll plaza on an exit ramp, January 2016
Browne House, built c. 1694
Map of Waltham, 1877
Map of Cambridge from 1873
Toll ticket used prior to conversion to open road tolling
St. Stephen Armenian Apostolic Church
The Charles River in Waltham
1852 Map of Boston area showing Cambridge and regional rail lines and highlighting the course of the Middlesex Canal. Cambridge is toward the bottom of the map and outlined in yellow, and should not be confused with the pink-outlined and partially cropped "West Cambridge", now Arlington.
Fare collection gantry in Newton
Hairenik Association building – Watertown, Mass.
Age Distribution
A view from Boston of Harvard's Weld Boathouse and Cambridge in winter. The Charles River is in the foreground.
A map of the proposed highway put forth in the 1948 Massachusetts Highway Master Plan. These proposed roadways would become some of the state's most important transportation routes in the eastern portion of the state.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Buildings of Kendall Square, center of Cambridge's biotech economy, seen from the Charles River
Billboard advertising the construction of the Turnpike, c. 1956
Eliza Dushku
Brandeis University
Fogg Museum, Harvard
New York Central Railroad (Boston and Albany parent company) employee magazine Headlights from February 1965 showing an aerial photograph of the completed Boston Extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike
Deena (Drossin) Kastor
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Diagram of the highway system in downtown Boston before and after completion of the Big Dig
Stata Center, MIT
Boston traffic crawling over the closed Ted Williams Tunnel entrance during rush hour, one day after the ceiling collapse
Simmons Hall, MIT
Star Market (briefly Shaw's Supermarket) was built over the turnpike in Newtonville
Alewife Brook Reservation
The Massachusetts Turnpike near the Chicopee exit
Cambridge City Hall in the 1980s
Ludlow Service Plaza westbound
Aerial view of part of MIT's main campus
Lee Service Plaza eastbound
Dunster House, Harvard
The 1888 part of the Cambridge Public Library
Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square
Central Station on the MBTA Red Line
The Weeks Bridge provides a pedestrian-only connection between Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Cambridge over the Charles River.
Engine 2, Paramedic Squad 2, Ladder 3 firehouse
Central Square
Harvard Square
Inman Square

Waltham was first settled in 1634 as part of Watertown and was officially incorporated as a separate town in 1738.

- Waltham, Massachusetts

The first buildings were upon land now included within the limits of Cambridge known as Gerry's Landing.

- Watertown, Massachusetts

Thrice portions have been added to Cambridge, and it has contributed territory to form the new towns of Weston (1712), Waltham (1738), Lincoln (1754) and Belmont (1859).

- Watertown, Massachusetts

Located at the first convenient Charles River crossing west of Boston, Newtowne was one of several towns (including Boston, Dorchester, Watertown, and Weymouth) founded by the 700 original Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under Governor John Winthrop.

- Cambridge, Massachusetts

1755 – Part of Cambridge annexed to Waltham.

- Waltham, Massachusetts

The turnpike enters Suffolk County in Boston before reaching the "Allston–Brighton tolls", depositing traffic towards the Boston neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton, and the nearby city of Cambridge.

- Massachusetts Turnpike

Watertown borders Soldiers Field Road and the Massachusetts Turnpike, major arteries into downtown Boston.

- Watertown, Massachusetts

The second area is the larger Hobbs Brook and Stony Brook watersheds, which share borders with neighboring towns and cities including Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham and Weston.

- Cambridge, Massachusetts

Complicating the matter, Callahan's planned extension route was not universally accepted by others within the state, such as newly elected Governor John A. Volpe and Newton Mayor Donald Gibbs, who sought to construct a freeway that would follow a different route between the Borders of Newton, Waltham and Watertown along the Charles River and U.S. Route 20 and be constructed using the funds now being provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

- Massachusetts Turnpike

Interstate 90, which is also the Massachusetts Turnpike, is just to the south in Newton, Massachusetts.

- Waltham, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Turnpike does not pass through Cambridge but provides access by an exit in nearby Allston.

- Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

Emily Lavan, Heartbreak Hill, 2005 Boston Marathon
Union Street, Newton Centre
The Jackson Homestead
Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Newton Public Library
A panoramic view of Newton North High School

Newton was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne", which was renamed Cambridge in 1638.

The city is bordered by Waltham and Watertown on the north, Needham and the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston on the south, Wellesley and Weston on the west, and Brookline and the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on the east.

The Massachusetts Turnpike goes through the more urbanized northern section of the city before heading into Boston.

Weston, Massachusetts

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Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts United States, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston.

Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts United States, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston.

Weston was originally part of the Watertown settlement of 1630, but until the end of the century, the land was used mainly for grazing cattle.

After World War II, construction of Routes 128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, along with pent up demand for housing, led to subdivision of former estate properties and farms throughout the town.

The town is bordered by Newton and Waltham on the east; Wellesley to the south; Natick and Wayland to the west; and Lincoln to the north.

However, as of December 2019, only 10 inbound trips depart from the Cedarwood bus stop on weekdays—all during rush hour periods—with no weekend service. Bus Route 70 travels from Cedarwood to Central Square in Cambridge to connect with the MBTA Red Line.