Fiber sculpture to grace Rose Kennedy Greenway

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a giant aerial sculpture. Workers will install a 600-foot colorful floating work by artist Janet Echelman high above the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston’s Financial District Sunday.

The shimmering fiber sculpture weighing 1 ton is designed to respond fluidly to the wind and weather. It will remain suspended between high-rise buildings through October.

Organizers say it will take four dozen workers and a battery of cranes and scissor lifts to install the billowy piece.

Echelman is based in suburban Brookline. Her sculpture is inspired by ancient fishing nets.


Driver on wrong side of I-93 causes three-car crash

State police say there are no serious injuries after a wrong-way driver was involved in a three-car crash on Interstate 93 north of Boston.

Police said an 80-year-old Lynnfield man driving south in the northbound lanes hit two other cars about 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The man was not hurt.

Police said the man’s 2013 Acura collided with a 2006 Jaguar driven by a 26-year-old Boston man and a 2002 Chrysler driven by a 26-year-old Central Falls, Rhode Island, woman. Those drivers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is being investigated. No citations have been issued.


Mount Washington Auto Road reopens lower section

The road to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak is partially open again.

The first 4.5 miles of the 7.6 mile Mount Washington Auto Road reopens on Saturday. Up to 20 feet of snow remains on higher portions of the road to the 6,288-foot summit, and the full road isn’t expected to be cleared until the end of May.

The auto road will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to start. Vehicles cannot be left unattended.

From news service reports