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Chelsea North Bridge

Photos 

Meridian street bridge

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

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BH Photo #316124

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on Chelsea Street
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1901, rebuilt 1935, replaced by the Tobin Bridge 1950
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 363.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38508, -71.04719   (decimal degrees)
42°23'06" N, 71°02'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/331479/4694562 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Inventory number
BH 66058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Name, mapping, build/loss dates
  • February 15, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Ian Martin

Comments 

Chelsea North Bridge
Posted February 15, 2015, by Ian Martin

I'm assuming that this was meant to be the Chelsea North Bridge, which crossed the Mystic at the location of the present-day Tobin Bridge. There was also a movable span on Meridian Street prior to the 1954 structure, but that spans Chelsea Creek rather than the Mystic.