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Evelyn Moakley Bridge

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Evelyn Moakley Bridge

Elevation from southwest quadrant

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in September 2020

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BH Photo #482855

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Description 

The construction of this fixed bridge in 1996 permanently closed the Fort Point Channel to larger ships. The Northern Avenue Bridge remains operable as it has even a lower clearance than this bridge and is downstream of this bridge. However, the Congress Street Bridge and Summer Street Bridges are no longer operable and both have had most of their machinery removed, as no ship that would require either of those bridges to operate could traverse under this fixed bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete box girder bridge over Fort Point Channel on Seaport Boulevard
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1996 as replacement/vehicular bypass of Northern Avenue Bridge
Design
Concrete box girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 235.9 ft.
Total length: 865.9 ft.
Deck width: 70.2 ft.
Also called
Seaport Boulevard Bridge
New Northern Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.35388, -71.04999   (decimal degrees)
42°21'14" N, 71°02'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/331164/4691103 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
25,000
Inventory numbers
MA B16223 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 90753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com