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Cook's Bridge

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Cook's Bridge

1905 view

Photo from Needham History Center & Museum

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

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BH Photo #487567

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Description 

Built by stonemason Nathan Crafts in 1857. Original wooden structure built in 1714 on land owned by Captain Robert Cook.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Charles River on Elliot Street
Location
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for a rehab: http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20151103/NEWS/15110884...
History
Built 1857; Widened 1897; rehabilitated in 2016
Builder
- Nathan Crafts
Railroads
- Middlesex & Boston Street Railway (M&B)
- Newton & Boston Street Railway (N&B)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Elliot Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31244, -71.22712   (decimal degrees)
42°18'45" N, 71°13'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/316455/4686869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton
Inventory number
BH 70456 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 14, 2019: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Add builder, description
  • August 7, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 4, 2016: New Street View added by Luke

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Cook's Bridge
Posted February 15, 2019, by Anonymous

Royce didn't add the bridge.