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Fore River Bridge (Old)


General View Looking Northwest, Showing Fore River Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #128113



Lost deck truss bascule bridge over Fore River on MA 3A
Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1954
- Desmond & Lord (Architectural consultants)
- George H. Delano (Chief engineer)
- George Harkness (Bridge engineer)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Pratt deck truss
Length of largest span: 219.2 ft.
Total length: 1,323.2 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.24417, -70.96778   (decimal degrees)
42°14'39" N, 70°58'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/337654/4678760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
MA Q01001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 16, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 26, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 22, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Related Bridges 


  • HAER MA-36 - Fore River Bridge, Route 3A, spanning Fore River, Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler


Fore River Bridge
Posted September 15, 2010, by colin (ocean998877 [at] yahoo mail [dot] com )

yes it is the tower on the right is the skype energy cooling tower in north weymouth i cross it north and south each day

Fore River Bridge, MA
Posted November 28, 2009, by Connie Henze (conniehenze [at] mac [dot] com)

Hello everybody,

I believe the bridge on the photo is not the Fore River Bridge, is it?

I am not sure, but i visited today Norfolk County on Hwy 3A.

Please, have a look on my photo. Thanks.


Fore River Bridge
Posted March 21, 2008, by Matt Gagliano (mgagliano [at] hardesty-hanover [dot] com)

For the past 7 years (2)side-by-side temporary lift spans have been in place designed and built by Acrow Corporation. The span length is 210ft. Lift height is 120ft. Each span carries 2 lanes of traffic.