A detailed description of plans to replace this historic
wooden bridge which was the last surviving drawbridge in Massachusetts can be found in http://www.eot.state.ma.us/acceleratedbridges/downloads/chat.... New bridge to be completed in Oct 2016 and
the design features a wooden superstructure, including the road surface, railings and sidewalks. Its substructure will be comprised of concrete-filled steel pilings - the parts in contact with the water - and concrete pile caps that support the superstructure.
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1980 replaced 2014
Single-leaf timber stringer bascule
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 226.7 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Bridge Over Mitchell River
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66988, -69.96101(decimal degrees) 41°40'12" N, 69°57'40" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
MA C07001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Poor(4 out of 9) Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 45.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
August 7, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
August 4, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein