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South Canal Bridge

South Canal Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Access Road Over South Canal
Location
Lawrence: Essex County, Massachusetts: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: This historic bridge is slated for demolition and replacement!

This bridge would have once been a beautiful pony truss with excellent historic integrity but so little structural integrity it is on the brink of complete failure and collapse. The bridge has not been maintained, is now abandoned, and has deteriorated severely especially along the traditional trouble spots, the lower chord and lower chord connections. Lower chord connections are so severely deteriorated due to section loss that the bottom chord connections and vertical members at one panel point have failed completely and broken apart, allowing the deck to collapse at this section.

Currently, there are plans to demolish this bridge and replace it to reopen this access road.

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