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River Street Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Amtrak on River Street in Boston
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1883; floor system rebuilt 1914; rehabilitated 1990
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Also called
NYNH&H Bridge No. 8.36 (Boston-Boston Switch)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25528, -71.12528   (decimal degrees)
42°15'19" N, 71°07'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/324690/4680306 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton
Inventory numbers
MA B16109 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19443 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
18,200

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added builder & details
  • December 7, 2011: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Ian Martin