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Dike Bridge (1951)

Photo 

Dyke Bridge(1951)

1969 view

Photo from vineyardgazette

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at vineyardgazette.com

BH Photo #485166

Map 

Description 

The bridge was made infamous in July 1969 when Senator Ted Kennedy drove into the pond, killing his passenger.

Facts 

Overview
Lost timber stringer bridge over Poucha Pond on Dike Road
Location
Edgartown Town, Dukes County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1951
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 12.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Also called
Chappaquiddick Bridge
Dyke Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37342, -70.45340   (decimal degrees)
41°22'24" N, 70°27'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/378457/4581230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edgartown OE SE
Inventory number
BH 70320 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 30, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: New bridge is still referred to as Dike Bridge; also Chappaquiddick Incident made the bridge infamous, not famous
  • December 22, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • LA Times - Photo of bridge
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs