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Bourne Bridge

Bourne Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
MA-28 Over Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich Road
Location
Bourne: Barnstable County, Massachusetts: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous (Arch and Suspended Deck) 14 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1935 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Fay, Spofford, and Thorndike of Boston, Massachusetts

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1981
Main Span Length
616 Feet (188 Meters)
Structure Length
2,384 Feet (727 Meters)
Roadway Width
39.7 Feet (12.1 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
CEPNEDMA2510001

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: Slated for demolition and replacement!

This is one of two similar bridges of very beautiful design over this canal. Unlike the nearby Sagamore Bridge, this bridge was built in a flatter area that required some deck truss approach spans in additional to the main spans. Also of note, original riveted light fixtures remain on this bridge, albeit with modern light equipment attached. Due to time and weather constraints, HistoricBridges.org only performed a walkover of the Sagamore Bridge's identical main through truss structure, so please visit that bridge's page for additional on-bridge detail photos of structural details matching those of this bridge. This bridge won a Class A Prize Bridge award from the AISC for its beauty when it was completed.

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Historical photos below are from the Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge construction.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge construction.

Above: Historical photo showing newly completed bridge.

Above: Historical photo showing newly completed bridge.

Above: Historical photo showing construction of one of the two similar previous bascule bridges that were located at Sagamore and Bourne.

Above: Historical photo showing previous bascule bridge at location.

Above: Historical photo showing previous bascule bridge at location.

Above: Historical photo showing previous bascule bridge at location.

 

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
41.747749,-70.589670

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