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Essex-Merrimac Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge From North River Bank, Looking West

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127932

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Merrimack River on Main Street in Amesbury
Location
Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909; rehabilitated 2003
Builders
- Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins Corp. of Boston, Massachusetts
- Robert R. Evans (Supervising engineer)
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 244.1 ft.
Total length: 265.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Chain Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.83389, -70.90722   (decimal degrees)
42°50'02" N, 70°54'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/344125/4744132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newburyport West
Inventory numbers
MA A07014 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19254 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
15,258

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2013: New Street View added by Andy Peters
  • March 21, 2011: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • November 17, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER MA-93 - Essex-Merrimac Bridge, Spanning Merrimack River between Newburyport & Deer Island, Amesbury, Essex County, MA
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Doug Kerr
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Essex-Merrimac Bridge
Posted March 21, 2011, by Doug Kerr

Also known as the Chain Bridge.