This bridge is a beautiful, rare example of a pre-1900 pin-connected highway deck truss bridge. The bridge's deck has been altered, but the important trusses below retain excellent historic integrity. Despite the bridge's obvious historic significance, this bridge is being replaced with demolition to occur at the conclusion of the project. Lowell has maintained and preserved some of its other historic truss bridges, but preservation should not now be abandoned before the University Avenue Bridge. The replacement bridge is being built on a new alignment. The historic bridge is not in the way of its replacement. This is an obvious scenario for preserving the the historic bridge in place next to its replacement bridge for pedestrian use. Since it connects a university, it is likely to assume that a non-motorized crossing would find frequent use. Demolishing this bridge with the replacement bridge on new alignment is nothing more than pointless destruction of history and a waste of taxpayer dollars.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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