This bridge is one of two extremely unusual swing bridges in Boston. With a truss structure that features four truss lines, this bridge is in many ways much like two truss bridges sitting side by side and sharing a single deck. This design is along an uncommon one, and coupled with the fact that it is a swing bridge only adds to the rarity of the structure.
Large, built-up floorbeams above the deck in the center of the bridge once held an elevated railroad line, removed in 1975.
This is a large and important historic bridge, and with a full rehabilitation and a fresh coat of paint it would be brought back to glory for decades to come.
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