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Charles River Bridge

Photos 

General View From East River Bank, Looking North, Showing Four Western Arches

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289309

Map 

Description 

The Spring Street Bridge is one of only two known stone arch highway bridges having more than four arches, as identified in the Massachusetts Department of Public Works database. The bridge is situated on the boundary between West Roxbury in Boston and the town of Dedham, a heavily-traveled trade route sine the early-eighteenth century.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Charles River on MA 109 (Spring Street) in Boston
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1861; rehabilitated 2002
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.27056, -71.17361   (decimal degrees)
42°16'14" N, 71°10'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/320747/4682104 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton
Inventory numbers
MA B16177 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
38,400

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • HAER MA-95 - Spring Street Bridge, Spanning Charles River between Dedham & Boston, Dedham, Norfolk County, MA