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Bourne Bridge



Photo taken by Wayne Grodkiewicz

BH Photo #103410


Street Views 


Nearly identical to the Sagamore Bridge a few miles away. The bridge was recognized as 1934 "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" in Class A by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).


Steel through arch bridge over Cape Cod Canal on MA 28 in Bourne
Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1981
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 616.2 ft.
Total length: 2,384.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.74775, -70.58963   (decimal degrees)
41°44'52" N, 70°35'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/367829/4622991 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory number
BH 19175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 23, 2016: New photos from John Goold
  • March 10, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 16, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • September 14, 2013: New photos from C Hanchey
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added note about similar bridge
  • June 16, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • October 11, 2006: Posted photo from Wayne Grodkiewicz



Bourne Bridge
Posted October 8, 2007, by Nathan Coram (ncoram [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Bourne Bridge Spans The Cape Cod Canal & Someone's Yard! That Is The Funniest Thing I Have Heard Of In My Life!

Bourne Bridge
Posted June 22, 2007, by Seth Taylor (seth [dot] taylor [at] uconn [dot] edu)

I have many fond memories of going to the Cape via this bridge. Looking at the picture brings back many memories of going there with my parents and another family we were (and still are) friends with. I used to think of the Cape as being heavenly because of the wonderful smells of the ocean and the atmosphere of the quaint cottage in brewster we would stay in. This bridge was always a wecoming sight for me after miles of the seemingly interminable I-495 and then Rte. 25. It was followed by the welcoming letters that said "CAPE COD" made out of bushes in the middle of the rotary that appeared right after the bridge