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Fore River Bridge (2006)


Fore River lift bridge

Close scene

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in July 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #288658

Street View 


Erected in 2006 as a Bailey truss bridge to provide a temporary crossing at the Fore River Bridge site while a replacement was under construction. It was converted to a Acrow Pony Lift Bridge a few months later, although it rarely ever lifted. The bridge was disassembled in 2017 following the completion of the new permanent vertical-lift bridge. Although it was originally believed that the bridge was hauled away, at least some of the Bailey/Acrow truss sections are still sitting in an industrial yard next to the new bridge, as of October 2020.


Bailey/Acrow pony truss vertical-lift bridge over Weymouth Fore River on MA 3A (Temporary alignment)
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
In storage or disassembled. Bridge was removed in 2017 but as of 2020 parts remain next to the new bridge
Built as a temporary bridge in 2006; Disassembled in 2017 but parts remain in storage
- Acrow Corporation of America of Parsippany, New Jersey
Acrow/Bailey truss lift bridge
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,689.7 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.24398, -70.96708   (decimal degrees)
42°14'38" N, 70°58'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/337711/4678739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
MA Q01001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 61763 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Update description per my discovery of the Bailey/Acrow truss sections sitting next to the new bridge
  • April 9, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Bridge removed
  • October 23, 2017: Updated by Matthew: Bridge has been closed since replacement is completed
  • November 2, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 18, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted that the bridge is a temp span, added builder
  • July 18, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Fore River Bridge (Temporary)
Posted December 16, 2018, by wallace Johnson (katemimmimftlaltsupermarioftw [at] gmail [dot] com)

This temporarily bridge was built in 2002-2004