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VFW Highway Beaver Brook Bridge

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Description 

This curved bridge crossed the mouth of Beaver Brook right where it empties into the Merrimack River. The bridge has been under construction as part of a replacement project since 2019. A temporary bridge has been constructed and traffic has been shifted onto it, with the original bridge permanently closed and in the process of demolition and replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Brook on VFW Highway (Merrimack River Parkway)
Location
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Closed to all traffic with replacement in progress. Temporary bridge in place
History
Built 1949; demolished and replaced 2019-2020
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.2 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65912, -71.31856   (decimal degrees)
42°39'33" N, 71°19'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/309972/4725567 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
26,100
Inventory numbers
MA L15058 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 90105 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 29, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

Sources 

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