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Harvard Bridge


Harvard Bridge with the Prudential and John Hancock Towers in the background

Photo by Ian Martin

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BH Photo #288963

Street View 


The Harvard Bridge is located in the Charles River Basin Historic District.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Note- HAER photos are from before the 1990 reconstruction


Deck plate girder bridge over Charles River on MA 2A (Massachusetts Avenue)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1891; reconstructed 1990
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 18.8 smoot (105.0 ft.)
Total length: 387.8 smoot (2,165.1 ft.)
Deck width: 9.3 smoot (51.8 ft.)
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.35440, -71.09122   (decimal degrees)
42°21'16" N, 71°05'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/327771/4691243 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MA B16012 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 50468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel
  • February 16, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 11, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • July 22, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • December 7, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 


  • Wikipedia - Smoot
  • Wikipedia - Harvard Bridge
  • Todd Wilson
  • HAER MA-53 - Harvard Bridge, Spanning Charles River at Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Suffolk County, MA
  • Ian Martin
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com