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South Union Street Bridge

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South Union Street North Canal Bridge

View beside the bridge from northwest quadrant

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in July 2020

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BH Photo #478404

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Description 

This small concrete tee beam bridge serves as an approach to the much larger Duck Bridge. The current North Canal crossing at this location dates to 1939, when it opened as a replacement for a previous bridge dating to 1860 (even older than the Duck Bridge). It is not known what design the previous bridge at this location was built to.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over North Canal on South Union Street
Location
Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939 to replace previous bridge of unknown design dating to 1860
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 72.2 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.70629, -71.15340   (decimal degrees)
42°42'23" N, 71°09'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/323642/4730448 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
12,900
Inventory numbers
MA L04004 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 90207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 9, 2020: New photo from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com