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BM - Merrimack River Bridge (Haverhill)

Photos 

Photo uploaded by Art S

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BH Photo #354426

Map 

Description 

Five span Whipple through truss built by the Phoenix Steel Company (per Mass. Historical Commission record) in 1880. Replaced in 1919 by the present Warren through/deck truss bridge, which itself is up for major rehabilitation or replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Merrimack River on B&M Western Route
Location
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1880 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.; replaced by present structure 1919
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
Design
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.77087, -71.08625   (decimal degrees)
42°46'15" N, 71°05'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329319/4737481 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • June 5, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 2, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Flickr - 1906 Postcard
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com