Photo taken Summer 1990 by Martin Stupich for the Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #103411
Great Lenticular truss bridge! Built in 1883, this rare massive bridge looks to be well kept having a 69 sufficiency rating. Being a rare Lenticular, locals probably realize how important their bridge is. I wish this was the case in other places with historic bridges nationwide.
I have had recurring dreams and nightmares about passage over the aiken street bridge since I was very young. It has been at least 20 years worth of at least yearly dreams. Most are at night. Most include the bridge crumbling as I try to cross it or get others across it. In actuality, I love this bridge and the others in Lowell and regularly reference them when talking about my hometown. Thank you very much for having these great pictures up in here.