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Harvard Bridge

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Harvard Bridge with the Prudential and John Hancock Towers in the background

Photo by Ian Martin

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Description 

The Harvard Bridge is located in the Charles River Basin Historic District.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Note- HAER photos are from before the 1990 reconstruction

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Charles River on MA 2A (Massachusetts Avenue)
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891; reconstructed 1990
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.8 smoot (105.0 ft.)
Total length: 387.8 smoot (2,165.1 ft.)
Deck width: 9.3 smoot (51.8 ft.)
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.35440, -71.09122   (decimal degrees)
42°21'16" N, 71°05'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/327771/4691243 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Inventory numbers
MA B16012 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 50468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 68.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
27,500

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 11, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • July 22, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • December 7, 2011: Added by James Baughn

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