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Charlestown Elevated - Mystic River Bridge

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B&E - Mystic River Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #287257

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Description 

Mystic River crossing on the Everett Extension of the Charlestown Elevated, opened in 1919. Abandoned and removed in 1975 with the opening of the present-day Haymarket North section of the Orange Line. Piers and a few steel columns remain adjacent to the current Alford Street bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Mystic River on Boston Elevated Railway (MBTA Orange Line)
Location
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1919, removed 1975
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Boston Elevated Railway (BERy)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Rapid Transit
Design
Deck girder bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.0 ft.
Also called
BERy Charlestown Elevated - Mystic River Bridge
BERy - Mystic River Bridge
MBTA Charlestown Elevated - Mystic River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38931, -71.07163   (decimal degrees)
42°23'22" N, 71°04'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329478/4695081 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Inventory number
BH 61635 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • February 15, 2015: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • February 13, 2015: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • February 7, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added build/loss year & made some minor fixes
  • July 9, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 8, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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