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First Street Bridge

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First Street Bridge

Strauss Bascule Bridge Company

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #284371

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Broad Canal on First Street
Location
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925; reconstructed 1938, 1957 & 2000
Builders
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
- Cleverdon, Varney & Pike of Boston, Massachusetts (1938 reconstruction)
- Curtis S. Brown (Consulting Engineer)
- I.M. Hastings (City Engineer)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Half-through plate girder bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 33.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.36252, -71.07885   (decimal degrees)
42°21'45" N, 71°04'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/328811/4692120 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Inventory numbers
MA C01008 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 61095 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 32.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
19,000

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 26, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged MACRIS Info.
  • May 29, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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