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The Wading Place Bridge

Map 

Description 

Carries East Main Street (MA Route 105) over the Nemasket River.

A historical marker, placed in 1930, states: "The Wading Place" "Site of the ford or wading place where the Indian Trail from Plymouth to "Middleberry" (Middleborough) crossed the Nemasket River. When the town was established, 1669, its southern boundary was described as extending "six mile from the wadeing place."

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Nemasket River on MA-105/East Main Street
Location
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1926.
Design
Concrete Tee beam structure; cast concrete desk
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 38.1 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89625, -70.89757   (decimal degrees)
41°53'46" N, 70°53'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/342589/4639997 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgewater
Inventory number
BH 66301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2015: Added by Erich Pfistner