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Mystic Valley Parkway Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2017

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BH Photo #401826

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Malden River on Mystic Valley Parkway MA 16
Location
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1906; replaced 1954
Builders
- J.R Rablin (Chief Engineer)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck plate girder bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 56.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.40373, -71.07218   (decimal degrees)
42°24'13" N, 71°04'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329472/4696683 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Inventory number
BH 78315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • September 2, 2017: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Mystic Valley Parkway Bridge
Posted September 5, 2017, by Douglas Butler

I kind of figured the present 1954 Woods Memorial bridge replaced the previous 1906 Scherzer bascule bridge.

Mystic Valley Parkway Bridge
Posted September 5, 2017, by Luke

Douglas, there's a concrete arch at this location, and you're on the Mystic River when the bridge is over the Malden River, which is further east.

This probably was the predecessor to the Woods Memorial Bridge.

Good job on finding more Scherzer brochure images, though.