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Derek Hines Memorial Bridge (1850)

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; replaced 2012
Design
Plate girder swing bridge
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
Inventory numbers
MA A07010 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Misc. updates
  • 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
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com

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.