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French King Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in August 2005

BH Photo #174610

Street View 


The bridge was recognized as 1932 "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" in Class B by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Named after French King Rock, in the middle of the river


Steel arch bridge over Connecticut River on MA 2 in Millers Falls
Millers Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1992
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Three-span continuous spandrel-braced steel deck arch
Length of largest span: 460.0 ft.
Total length: 786.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.59694, -72.49583   (decimal degrees)
42°35'49" N, 72°29'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/705445/4719097 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Millers Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
MA E10014 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19289 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2021: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • May 8, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 30, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • February 16, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • September 18, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • June 19, 2012: New photos from Joshua Colella
  • August 26, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

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  • Doug Kerr
  • Wikipedia
  • Joshua Colella
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
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  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com