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New Bedford-Fairhaven Middle Bridge

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Detail Of Tower At Center Of Swing Span, Looking North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over Acushnet River on US 6 at New Bedford
Location
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Swing span built 1897-99
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- George Fillmore Swain
- Stewart & McDermott
- William Fish Williams
Design
Swing through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 142.1 ft.
Total length: 283.2 ft.
Deck width: 50.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63971, -70.91695   (decimal degrees)
41°38'23" N, 70°55'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/340262/4610874 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Bedford North
Inventory numbers
MA F01002 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 54.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
17,900

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • November 17, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MA-101 - New Bedford-Fairhaven Middle Bridge, Spanning Acushnet River on U.S. Highway 6, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

New Bedford-Fairhaven Middle Bridge
Posted August 20, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Fairhaven Bridge drawing.

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