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Beaver Street Bridge

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Description 

This bridge is a very late example of a bridge to be constructed with a open metal grate deck. Additionally, it is an unusual example of a non-truss non-moveable bridge with a grate deck. The bridge has been closed to all traffic since 2018 and its future is currently uncertain.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Brook on Beaver Street
Location
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Bridge has been closed to all traffic since 2018. Future is uncertain
History
Built 1971
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 92.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65998, -71.31878   (decimal degrees)
42°39'36" N, 71°19'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/309956/4725664 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
3,500
Inventory numbers
MA L15055 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 90106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 29, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com