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Granite Avenue Bridge (Old)

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Public domain prior to 1923

Photo taken by Warren S. Parker Digital Commonwealth

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BH Photo #404165

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Description 

This early Strauss overhead counterweight bascule bridge replaced by a Scherzer type rolling lift bridge and they're many examples of the Strauss bascule bridges that competes the rolling lift bridge Scherzer type invented by William and Albert Scherzer of the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company. This particular bridge is invented by Joseph B Strauss of The Strauss Bascule Bridge Company, he developed three types of bascule bridges the Overhead counterweight type the underneath counterweight type and the heel trunnion type.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Neponset River on Granite Avenue
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Demolished and replaced
History
Built 1914; replaced 1959
Builders
- Bridge Commision
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 70.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.27770, -71.05340   (decimal degrees)
42°16'40" N, 71°03'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/330680/4682651 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 78630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2017: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler