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First Street Bridge

First Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 29, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
First Street (Edwin H. Land Boulevard Southbound) Over Broad Canal
Location
Cambridge: Middlesex County, Massachusetts: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Strauss Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts and Engineer/Design: Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois
Rehabilitation Date
2000
Main Span Length
40.0 Feet (12.2 Meters)
Structure Length
120.0 Feet (36.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
33 Feet (10.06 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
C010084DMDOTNBI

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This is the older and more significant of two very similar Strauss overhead counterweight bascule bridges at this location.

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