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Boston Public Garden Bridge

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Boston Public Garden Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 29, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Park Lagoon
Location
Boston: Suffolk County, Massachusetts: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1867 By Builder/Contractor: William G. Preston

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1921
Main Span Length
50 Feet (15 Meters)
Structure Length
100 Feet (30 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Although this spectacular bridge has modern beams added to carry live loads, it still displays the oldest known eyebar suspension system in the country. The modern beams were first added to the bridge in 1921. Span lengths are estimated as follows: A 50 foot center span flanked by 25 foot side spans.

Above: Historical photo showing newly completed bridge.

Above: Historical photo showing newly completed bridge.

 

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
42.354125,-71.069925

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