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North Canal Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber
Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008
Lawrence: Essex County, Massachusetts: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
1 Main Span(s)
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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
This bridge is next to the
North Canal Railroad Bridge.
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