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Dike Bridge

Map 

Description 

The bridge made famous in July 1969 when Senator Ted Kennedy drove into the pond, killing his passenger.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Poucha Pond on Dike Road
Location
Edgartown Town, Dukes County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1951
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 12.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Also called
Chappaquiddick Bridge
Dyke Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37342, -70.45340   (decimal degrees)
41°22'24" N, 70°27'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/378457/4581230 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70320 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.5 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

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Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • LA Times - Photo of bridge