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Saugus River Bridge

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Saugus River Bridge

Scherzer type

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #283016

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Saugus River on MA 107 (Western Avenue) in Lynn
Location
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Single leaf metal through girder Scherzer type Rolling Lift bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Deck width: 48.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45056, -70.98000   (decimal degrees)
42°27'02" N, 70°58'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/337180/4701702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynn
Inventory numbers
MA L18016 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
22,600

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 12, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • November 15, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Expanded design.

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Comments 

Saugus River Bridge
Posted November 12, 2013, by Stefan W

Details on the Belden Bly / Fox Hill bridge are now updated to include the closure:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belden_Bly_Bridge

Saugus River Bridge
Posted March 21, 2008, by Matthew Gagliano (mgagliano [at] hardesty-hanover [dot] com)

This is a Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge.