MBTA - Beverly Draw
MBTA - Danvers River Bridge
Closed for train traffic
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013
License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
BH Photo #289909
Built by the Boston & Maine in 1886 as part of the Eastern Route mainline connecting Boston to Portsmouth. Since the Eastern Route has been cut back to Newburyport, it is used by MBTA commuter rail trains heading to Newburyport on the former main and to Rockport on the Rockport branch. Suffered a major fire on 11/16/1984 that destroyed the approach trestle and damaged the movable span. Returned to service 12/1/1985, with occasional instances of being stuck open as well as at least one barge strike since.
- Deck plate girder bridge over Danvers River on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority RR
- Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts
- Open to traffic
- Built 1886; extensively rebuilt 1985
- - Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
- - Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Eastern Railroad
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Deck plate girder swing
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 905.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.2 ft.
- Also called
- MBTA - Danvers River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.53929, -70.88817 (decimal degrees)
42°32'21" N, 70°53'17" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/344950/4711382 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 62130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 13, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
- August 16, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Common name, MACRIS info.
- March 13, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
- November 9, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Changed build year, added details per MBTA documentation and news reports
- July 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler