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Andrew P. McArdle Bridge

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Andrew P. McArdle Bridge

South portal from west sidewalk

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in September 2020

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BH Photo #482918

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Chelsea River on Meridian Street in Boston
Location
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1954; rehabilitated 2002
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Prime Contractor)
- Coleman Brothers of Boston, Massachusetts (Substructure)
Design
Bascule through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.1 ft.
Total length: 1,075.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Also called
Meridian Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38565, -71.03925   (decimal degrees)
42°23'08" N, 71°02'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/332134/4694610 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
29,000
Inventory numbers
MA B16019 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 12, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builders.
  • September 30, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel
  • April 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 13, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Fix name & map marker
  • April 25, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • January 15, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler
  • August 1, 2011: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Meridian Street Bridge
Posted January 1, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] aol [dot] com)