Summer Street over Reserved Channel Bridge
General View Of Drawspan And Approaches, From Berth #10; View To South
Photo taken by Martin Stupich for the Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
The Summer Street Bridge (over Reserved Channel) is the older of two known retractile drawbridges surviving in Massachusetts, and one of only four known to survive in the United States. The Summer Street Bridge is an advanced example of an unusual bridge type which eventually gave way to simpler, less expensive types of movable bridges in the twentieth century.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Reserved Channel on Summer Street
- Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1892; replaced 2003
- - Charles Carr (Mechanical Engineer)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Fabricator)
- William Jackson (City Engineer)
- Retractile wrought-iron half-through plate girder
Length of largest span: 63.0 ft.
Total length: 932.1 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.34250, -71.03722 (decimal degrees)
42°20'33" N, 71°02'14" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/332186/4689814 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Boston South
- Inventory number
- BH 51788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 21, 2012: Added by James Baughn
- HAER MA-135 - Summer Street Bridge, Spanning Reserved Channel, Boston, Suffolk County, MA