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Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #312196
Lovett Bridge is significant as a largely intact example of a method of construction that was common for small bridges in the period 1870-1920: a vaulted concrete deck supported on metal beams. In addition to the corrugated iron used to form the arches of Lovett Bridge, brick was also used in this technique, which was related to fire-proof industrial construction. Proponents of the form cited low initial cost, easy maintenance, and an unobstructed water way as its advantages. Lovett Bridge is also notable for retaining its original lattice railing, which was characteristic of the period.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Steel stringer bridge over Mumford River on Cook Street
- Worcester County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1908; Replaced 1995
- - New Jersey-West Virginia Bridge Co. (Fabricator)
- Richard Bruley (Contractor)
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 30.8 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.07435, -71.71263 (decimal degrees)
42°04'28" N, 71°42'45" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/275599/4661591 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 65257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 3, 2015: Added by Dave King
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER MA-133 - Lovett Bridge, Spanning Mumford River, Douglas, Worcester County, MA