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Malden Bridge (Original)

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Alford street bridge

Bridge replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in July 2014

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BH Photo #287898

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Street View 

Description 

This Strauss Overhead counterweight trunnion bascule bridge is long replaced with a 2 parallel double leaf bascule bridge. The bridge collapsed on February 1, 1965.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on Route 99 Alford Street
Location
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917, replaced 1965 collapsed Februrary 1
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Through truss bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Also called
Alford Street Bridge (Old)
Mystic River Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.39025, -71.07068   (decimal degrees)
42°23'25" N, 71°04'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329559/4695183 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Inventory number
BH 61652 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2020: Updated by Douglas Butler: Added info
  • December 21, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 10, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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