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Harvest River Bridge

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Harvest River Bridge

Elevation from southwest quadrant

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in September 2020

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BH Photo #482828

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Description 

This bridge is extremely unusual. Structurally it can be classified as a network tied arch bridge. However, the bridge lacks most of the diagonal "stays" that are normally present in a vehicular network arch bridge. This bridge only features four or five suspenders/hangers connecting the arch structure to the deck. As such, although it was built as a footbridge and only intended to serve non-motorized traffic, the bridge appears extremely lightweight and almost unstable at first glance. "Wild" would also be an appropriate description of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Network arch bridge over Neponset River on Neponset Greenway
Location
Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Network tied arch bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26892, -71.08487   (decimal degrees)
42°16'08" N, 71°05'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/328061/4681738 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90750 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

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