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John Beades Memorial Bridge

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Morrissey Boulevard Bridge

Massachusetts

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #283026

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Description 

This bridge is sometimes referred to by locals as the "Castle Island Drawbridge" - however this name is technically incorrect as the bridge is a considerable distance from Castle Island. It is likely that this name has developed because Morrissey Boulevard is one of the primary routes to access Castle Island from the south.

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Dorchester Bay on Morrissey Boulevard in Boston
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1978
Design
Concrete closed-spandrel deck arch bridge with steel deck plate girder double-leaf bascule span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 460.0 ft.
Deck width: 78.1 ft.
Also called
Castle Island Drawbridge (incorrect name)
Morrissey Boulevard Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30361, -71.04806   (decimal degrees)
42°18'13" N, 71°02'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/331190/4685517 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
77,500
Inventory numbers
MA B16033 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel
  • March 1, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 23, 2017: Updated by Matthew: Updated names
  • October 12, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 1, 2011: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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