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Sagamore Bridge

Sagamore Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 28, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-6 and MA-3 Over Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich Road
Location
Sagamore: Barnstable County, Massachusetts: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous (Arch and Suspended Deck) 14 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Deck Girder, 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
Rehabilitation Date
1981
Main Span Length
616.0 Feet (187.8 Meters)
Structure Length
1,408.0 Feet (429.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
39.7 Feet (12.1 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
CEPNEDMA2510002

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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 Bourne Bridge, this bridge was built near some natural hills that eliminated the need for deck truss approach spans. However, unlike the Bourne Bridge, this bridge also includes a concrete span over Sandwich Road. This span does not appear in the National Bridge Inventory, nor is its length included in the given overall length of the Sagamore Bridge, perhaps because it is considered an integral part of the bridge abutment. This span is configured with two very deep arched fascia girders, and two shallow straight girders in between under the roadway. If this Sandwich Road span is included in the overall bridge length, the bridge would be about 1,515 feet. Also of note, original riveted light fixtures remain on this bridge, albeit with modern light equipment attached.

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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 previous bascule bridge at location.

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