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Brightman Street Bridge

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Brightman Street Bridge

2008 photo of Brightman Street Bridge, taken from Somerset side, looking toward Fall River.

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger

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BH Photo #270026

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Description 

Closed in 2011 with opening of nearby Veteran's Memorial Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Taunton River on US 6 (Brightman Street) in Fall River
Location
Somerset, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
demolished and replaced
History
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1981; closed in 2011 replaced
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck plate girder bascule with deck truss approach spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 928.2 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72389, -71.15583   (decimal degrees)
41°43'26" N, 71°09'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/320684/4621366 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fall River
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
36,000
Inventory numbers
MA F02001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • November 18, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 11, 2013: New photo from Marc N Belanger
  • June 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and GPS and listed bridge as doomed.

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Brightman Street Bridge
Posted January 19, 2012, by Alana Joseph (jennifer_1958 [at] juno [dot] com)