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North Canal Bridge

   


North Canal Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Access Road Over North Canal
Location
Lawrence: Essex County, Massachusetts
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a lightweight pony truss composed of riveted angles. Someone went on a welding spree with this bridge at some point. Evidence of welding is clear along the edges of the gusset places. Apparently, they did not trust rivets. The welds seem pointless because the rivets do not appear to have failed. The bridge retains a wooden deck, however has been closed to traffic. There was section loss and pack rust noted along the bottom chord. However, the bridge could be restored for pedestrian use, and perhaps be relocated if it could serve a better use elsewhere.

This bridge is next to the North Canal Railroad Bridge.

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