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Tobin Bridge

Photos 

Far view of the Tobin Bridge

Photo taken by Zachery in June 2012

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BH Photo #252492

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Street View 

Description 

As a note, the 1524' length only accounts for the cantilevered main spans. With the approaches included, the bridge is 9418' long.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mystic River on US 1 in Boston
Location
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1950
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois (Designer)
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 800.9 ft.
Total length: 1,524.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38361, -71.04861   (decimal degrees)
42°23'01" N, 71°02'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/331358/4694402 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Inventory numbers
MA B16017 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19463 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 55.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
44,700

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Cantilevered truss", "Cantilevered"
  • November 14, 2017: New photo from Christopher Finigan
  • February 16, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 21, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Designer.
  • April 12, 2013: New photo from Zachery
  • December 7, 2011: New Street View added by James Baughn

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