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Derek Hines Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in May 2009

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BH Photo #195545

Map 

Street View 

    Facts 

    Overview
    Swing bridge over Merrimack River on Main Street in Amesbury
    Location
    Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
    Status
    Replaced by a new bridge
    History
    Built 1850; rehabilitated 1966
    Design
    Swing
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 155.8 ft.
    Total length: 412.1 ft.
    Deck width: 24.0 ft.
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +42.83472, -70.90750   (decimal degrees)
    42°50'05" N, 70°54'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    19/344104/4744225 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Newburyport West
    Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
    16,020
    Inventory numbers
    MA A07010 (Massachusetts bridge number)
    BH 19253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of November 2016)
    Overall condition: Fair
    Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
    Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
    Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
    Sufficiency rating: 68.3 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    Update Log 

    • October 23, 2017: Updated by Matthew: More descriptive and official name
    • December 5, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • February 22, 2013: New Street View added by Andy Peters
    • March 21, 2011: New photos from Doug Kerr

    Sources 

    • Doug Kerr
    • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Douglas Butler

    Comments 

    Merrimack River Bridge
    Posted March 9, 2009, by James Van Bokkelen (jbvb [at] ttlc [dot] net)

    The northerly channel pier was struck by a barge delivering a transformer upstream in December, 2008. The masonry pier was shifted enough that the swing span won't close. Commonwealth of MA was apparently planning to replace the bridge anyway, so it is expected to remain closed till demolished and replaced sometime in the next 2-3 years.