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Sprague Street Bridge

Photos 

Boston & Providence Railroad

Sprague Street Bridge is to the left

Photo taken April 1977 by Jack E. Boucher for the Historic American Engineering Record's Northeast Corridor recording project

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #221462

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over MBTA on Sprague Street in Boston
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899; rehabilitated 1988; replaced 2008
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.1 ft.
Total length: 456.1 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Skew angle
32 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23750, -71.13583   (decimal degrees)
42°14'15" N, 71°08'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/323770/4678354 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwood
Inventory numbers
MA B16172 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2008)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
9,600

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2015: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • February 3, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added builder & specific design per MHC listing

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