A bridge not far from Fenway latest honor for Sox slugger

The bridge runs along Brookline Avenue, starting near Fenway Park

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after grounding out against New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) to end the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — It’s official, Massachusetts has named a bridge in honor of retiring Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a spending bill Thursday that includes the provision designating the span over the Massachusetts Turnpike as the David Ortiz “Big Papi” Bridge. The bridge runs along Brookline Avenue, starting near Fenway Park.


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