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Lovett Bridge

Photos 

View West, General View Showing East Elevation Of Bridge And Dam

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312196

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Mumford River on Cook Street
Location
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1908; Replaced 1995
Builders
- New Jersey-West Virginia Bridge Co. (Fabricator)
- Richard Bruley (Contractor)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
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:
Uxbridge
Inventory number
BH 65257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MA-133 - Lovett Bridge, Spanning Mumford River, Douglas, Worcester County, MA