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Chain Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

View this photo at books.google.com

BH Photo #388755

Map 

Description 

According to the tablet on one of the towers this was "the first chain suspension bridge built in New England".

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Merrimack River on Main Street/Trolley
Location
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1810; replaced 1909
Builder
- John Templeman of District of Columbia
Railroad
- Streetcar
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.83362, -70.90672   (decimal degrees)
42°50'01" N, 70°54'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/344165/4744101 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 3, 2017: Added by Dave King

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