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Warren Avenue Bridge

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Aerial views, overpass harbor, old 'Charlestown' bridge.

Shows Warren Avenue Bridge and Yard 12, behind North Station. View: northwest, lighter at work in Charles River building pier support for North East Express Way. Millers River, left; Bunker Hill Monument, right.

Photo by Leslie Jones, provided by BPL

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #324164

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Description 

Retractile bridge on Warren Avenue connecting downtown Boston with Charlestown. A bridge had existed on this site since the 1820s, though it is unknown when the most recent iteration was constructed. Following the construction of the Central Artery bridge immediately to the west (since replaced by the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge), it was demolished in 1962. In 1978, the Charles River Dam was built east of the site and still provides a narrow pedestrian passage across the river locks. Additionally, one pier remains in the river.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Charles River on Warren Avenue
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Demolished 1962
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.36876, -71.06136   (decimal degrees)
42°22'08" N, 71°03'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/330268/4692778 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Inventory number
BH 67462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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