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Rourke Bridge

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Description 

The Rourke Bridge was originally designed as a temporary crossing of the Merrimack River to provide easier access to this section of Lowell. The bridge is a Bailey pony truss bridge and was intended to be replaced by a temporary structure. However, as of 2017, the temporary bridge was still in place with no evidence of a replacement construction

Facts 

Overview
Bailey pony truss over Merrimack River on Wood Street
Location
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1983 as a temporary bridge but never replaced by permenant structure
Design
Bailey pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63880, -71.35695   (decimal degrees)
42°38'20" N, 71°21'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/306762/4723398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lowell
Inventory number
BH 78969 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2017: New Street View added by Matthew