Adams Street Bridge
View Northwest, General View Of Bridge Within Setting
Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #228013
Adams Street Bridge has significance 1) as an example of stone-slab and stone-arch construction, once-common bridge-building technologies; 2) as the work of Gridley Bryant, a notable 19th-century engineer and inventor who designed and constructed the pioneering Granite Railway; 3) as a contributing element in the Dorchester/Milton Lower Mills Industrial District (listed in the National Register of Historic Places); and 4) as a structure that recalls the important role of the granite industry in the historical development of Milton and the nearby town of Quincy.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
There is no visual evidence that this bridge still exists.
- Stone bridge over Neponset River on Adams Street
- Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Slab spans built 1765; arch spans added 1847; rehabilitated 2006
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 119.1 ft.
Deck width: 42.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.27098, -71.06817 (decimal degrees)
42°16'16" N, 71°04'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/329443/4681934 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Boston South
- Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
- Inventory numbers
- MA B16003 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 51756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of November 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- August 7, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- March 19, 2012: Added by James Baughn