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Bates Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in April 2011

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BH Photo #270064

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Merrimack River on MA 97/MA 113 in Groveland
Location
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Demolished and replaced.
History
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1951
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 790.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Groveland Bridge
Merrimack River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.76389, -71.03444   (decimal degrees)
42°45'50" N, 71°02'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/333539/4736602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haverhill
Inventory numbers
MA G15001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2010)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
19,800

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • November 13, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 11, 2013: New photos from Marc N Belanger
  • November 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 7, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added common name(s)
  • October 7, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed type from "other" to "truss", noted its impending demise.

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Merrimack River Bridge
Posted October 7, 2013, by Ron (Rj0648 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This Bridge is to be dismantled shortly. A completely new Bridge has been built alongside the current one, and has just been opened to Traffic in the past month, Sept. 2013.