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List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Massachusetts

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This is a list of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.[1]


Survey No. Name (as assigned by HAER) Status Type[2] Built Documented Carries Crosses Location County Coordinates
MA-11 South Canal Bridge Replaced South Broadway South Canal Lawrence Essex 42°41′58″N 71°09′52″W / 42.69944°N 71.16444°W / 42.69944; -71.16444 (South Canal Bridge)
MA-13 Ponakin Road Bridge Abandoned Post truss 1871 1979 Ponakin Road Nashua River Lancaster Worcester 42°28′52″N 71°41′07″W / 42.48111°N 71.68528°W / 42.48111; -71.68528 (Ponakin Road Bridge)
MA-17 Atherton Bridge Bypassed Post truss 1870 1979 Bolton Road Nashua River south branch Lancaster Worcester 42°26′41″N 71°40′19″W / 42.44472°N 71.67194°W / 42.44472; -71.67194 (Atherton Bridge)
MA-18 Holyoke Bridge Replaced Lattice truss 1889 1984 Route 116 Connecticut River Holyoke and South Hadley Hampden and Hampshire 42°12′42″N 72°35′46″W / 42.21167°N 72.59611°W / 42.21167; -72.59611 (Holyoke Bridge)
MA-22 Boston and Maine Railroad, Charles River Bridges Extant Rolling lift (Scherzer) bascule 1931 1984 Boston and Maine Railroad Charles River Boston Suffolk 42°22′08″N 71°03′55″W / 42.36889°N 71.06528°W / 42.36889; -71.06528 (Boston and Maine Railroad, Charles River Bridges)
MA-27 Boston and Providence Railroad, Canton Viaduct Extant Viaduct 1835 1984 Boston and Providence Railroad Neponset River east branch Canton Norfolk 42°09′32″N 71°09′14″W / 42.15889°N 71.15389°W / 42.15889; -71.15389 (Boston and Providence Railroad, Canton Viaduct)
MA-35 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Fort Point Channel Rolling Lift Bridge Replaced Rolling lift (Scherzer) bascule 1900 1977 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Fort Point Channel Boston Suffolk 42°20′43″N 71°03′30″W / 42.34528°N 71.05833°W / 42.34528; -71.05833 (New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Fort Point Channel Rolling Lift Bridge)
MA-36 Fore River Bridge Replaced Rolling lift (Scherzer) bascule 1936 1982 Route 3A Fore River Weymouth Norfolk 42°14′41″N 70°58′02″W / 42.24472°N 70.96722°W / 42.24472; -70.96722 (Fore River Bridge)
MA-37 Northern Avenue Swing Bridge Extant Swing span 1908 1982 Northern Avenue Fort Point Channel Boston Suffolk 42°21′16″N 71°02′58″W / 42.35444°N 71.04944°W / 42.35444; -71.04944 (Northern Avenue Swing Bridge)
MA-38 Congress Street Bascule Bridge Extant Strauss bascule 1930 1982 Congress Street Fort Point Channel Boston Suffolk 42°21′07″N 71°03′04″W / 42.35194°N 71.05111°W / 42.35194; -71.05111 (Congress Street Bascule Bridge)
MA-39 Sudbury River Aqueduct, Echo Bridge Extant Stone arch 1878 1982 Sudbury Aqueduct Charles River Newton Upper Falls Middlesex 42°18′53″N 71°13′37″W / 42.31472°N 71.22694°W / 42.31472; -71.22694 (Sudbury River Aqueduct, Echo Bridge)
MA-41 Summer Street Retractile Bridge Extant Retractile bridge 1899 1982 Summer Street Fort Point Channel Boston Suffolk 42°21′04″N 71°03′07″W / 42.35111°N 71.05194°W / 42.35111; -71.05194 (Summer Street Retractile Bridge)
MA-46 Central Massachusetts Railroad, Linden Street Bridge Abandoned Lattice truss 1894 1982 Central Massachusetts Railroad Route 60 (Linden Street) Waltham Middlesex 42°22′49″N 71°13′13″W / 42.38028°N 71.22028°W / 42.38028; -71.22028 (Central Massachusetts Railroad, Linden Street Bridge)
MA-47 Longfellow Bridge Extant Steel arch 1907 1982 Route 3 (Main Street) and Red Line (MBTA) Charles River Boston and Cambridge Suffolk and Middlesex 42°21′42″N 71°04′31″W / 42.36167°N 71.07528°W / 42.36167; -71.07528 (Longfellow Bridge)
MA-48 Boston and Worcester Railroad, Bogastow Brook Viaduct Extant Stone arch 1847 1982 Boston and Worcester Railroad Bogastow Brook Holliston Middlesex 42°12′33″N 71°25′03″W / 42.20917°N 71.41750°W / 42.20917; -71.41750 (Boston and Worcester Railroad, Bogastow Brook Viaduct)
MA-53 Harvard Bridge Rehabilitated Steel built-up girder 1891 1985 Route 2A (Massachusetts Avenue) Charles River Boston and Cambridge Suffolk and Middlesex 42°21′16″N 71°05′29″W / 42.35444°N 71.09139°W / 42.35444; -71.09139 (Harvard Bridge)
MA-55 Boston and Maine Railroad, Northampton Lattice Truss Bridge Extant Lattice truss 1887 1984 Boston and Maine Railroad Connecticut River Northampton Hampshire 42°20′14″N 72°37′07″W / 42.33722°N 72.61861°W / 42.33722; -72.61861 (Boston and Maine Railroad, Northampton Lattice Truss Bridge)
MA-61 Annisquam Bridge Rehabilitated Timber stringer 1861 1987 Bridgewater Street Lobster Cove Gloucester Essex 42°39′18″N 70°40′32″W / 42.65500°N 70.67556°W / 42.65500; -70.67556 (Annisquam Bridge)
MA-66 Cape Cod Canal Lift Bridge Extant Vertical-lift bridge 1935 1987 Bay Colony Railroad Cape Cod Canal Buzzards Bay Barnstable 41°44′31″N 70°36′49″W / 41.74194°N 70.61361°W / 41.74194; -70.61361 (Cape Cod Canal Lift Bridge)
MA-69 Florida Bridge Lattice truss Florida Berkshire
MA-72 Upper Pacific Mills Bridge Extant Bowstring arch truss 1864 1987 Merrimack College pedestrian way Merrimack College pond North Andover Essex 42°40′09″N 71°07′21″W / 42.66917°N 71.12250°W / 42.66917; -71.12250 (Upper Pacific Mills Bridge)
MA-74 Connecticut River Railroad, Fall River Viaduct Extant Stone arch 1987 Connecticut River Railroad Fall River Bernardston Franklin 42°40′05″N 72°32′48″W / 42.66806°N 72.54667°W / 42.66806; -72.54667 (Connecticut River Railroad, Fall River Viaduct)
MA-76 Boston Public Garden, Suspension Bridge Extant Suspension 1867 1987 Pedestrian way Boston Public Garden lagoon Boston Suffolk 42°21′15″N 71°04′12″W / 42.35417°N 71.07000°W / 42.35417; -71.07000 (Boston Public Garden, Suspension Bridge)
MA-81 Choate Bridge Extant Stone arch 1764 1986 Route 1A / Route 133 (South Main Street) Ipswich River Ipswich Essex 42°40′46″N 70°50′14″W / 42.67944°N 70.83722°W / 42.67944; -70.83722 (Choate Bridge)
MA-83 Hastings Bridge Replaced Queen post truss 1892 1988 Campground Road Boston and Maine Railroad, Worcester, Nashua and Portland Division Sterling Worcester 42°24′19″N 71°44′31″W / 42.40528°N 71.74194°W / 42.40528; -71.74194 (Hastings Bridge)
MA-84 Saugus River Drawbridge Rehabilitated Strauss bascule 1911 1987 Newburyport/Rockport Line (MBTA) Saugus River Saugus and Lynn Essex 42°26′49″N 70°58′20″W / 42.44694°N 70.97222°W / 42.44694; -70.97222 (Saugus River Drawbridge)
MA-85 Cheney Bridge, Elm Bank Estate Extant Steel arch Cheney Drive Charles River Wellesley Norfolk 42°16′33″N 71°18′34″W / 42.27583°N 71.30944°W / 42.27583; -71.30944 (Cheney Bridge)
MA-88 Mystic River Drawbridge No. 7 Replaced Folding 1894 1988 Newburyport/Rockport Line (MBTA) Mystic River Somerville and Everett Middlesex 42°23′35″N 71°04′28″W / 42.39306°N 71.07444°W / 42.39306; -71.07444 (Mystic River Drawbridge No. 7)
MA-92 Powow River Bridge Extant Swing span 1891 1990 Main Street Powwow River Amesbury Essex 42°50′29″N 70°55′30″W / 42.84139°N 70.92500°W / 42.84139; -70.92500 (Powow River Bridge)
MA-93 Essex-Merrimac Bridge Extant Suspension 1910 1990 Main Street Merrimack River Newburyport and Amesbury Essex 42°50′01″N 70°54′24″W / 42.83361°N 70.90667°W / 42.83361; -70.90667 (Essex-Merrimac Bridge)
MA-94 Boston and Maine Railroad, Clark Street Bridge Demolished Howe truss 1908 1990 Clark Street Boston and Maine Railroad Belmont Middlesex 42°23′40″N 71°10′48″W / 42.39444°N 71.18000°W / 42.39444; -71.18000 (Boston and Maine Railroad, Clark Street Bridge)
MA-95 Spring Street Bridge Extant Stone arch 1828 1990 Route 109 (Spring Street) Charles River Dedham and Suffolk Norfolk and Suffolk 42°16′15″N 71°10′24″W / 42.27083°N 71.17333°W / 42.27083; -71.17333 (Spring Street Bridge)
MA-96 Shelburne Falls Bridge (Iron Bridge) Extant Warren truss 1890 1990 Bridge Street Deerfield River Shelburne and Buckland Franklin 42°36′13″N 72°44′27″W / 42.60361°N 72.74083°W / 42.60361; -72.74083 (Shelburne Falls Bridge)
MA-97 North Chester Village Bridge Replaced Pratt truss 1887 1990 Smith Road Westfield River Chester Hampden 42°19′27″N 72°55′39″W / 42.32417°N 72.92750°W / 42.32417; -72.92750 (North Chester Village Bridge)
MA-98 Bardwell's Ferry Bridge Extant Lenticular truss 1882 1990 Bardwell's Ferry Road Deerfield River Shelburne and Conway Franklin 42°33′20″N 72°40′40″W / 42.55556°N 72.67778°W / 42.55556; -72.67778 (Bardwell's Ferry Bridge)
MA-99 North Village Bridge Replaced Parker truss 1871 1990 North Main Street French River Webster and Dudley Worcester 42°03′54″N 71°52′45″W / 42.06500°N 71.87917°W / 42.06500; -71.87917 (North Village Bridge)
MA-100 French King Bridge Extant Steel arch 1932 1990 Route 2 Connecticut River Erving and Gill Franklin 42°35′52″N 72°29′48″W / 42.59778°N 72.49667°W / 42.59778; -72.49667 (French King Bridge)
MA-101 New Bedford–Fairhaven Middle Bridge Rehabilitated Swing span 1899 1990 US 6 Acushnet River New Bedford Bristol 41°38′21″N 70°55′04″W / 41.63917°N 70.91778°W / 41.63917; -70.91778 (New Bedford–Fairhaven Middle Bridge)
MA-102 Lower Rollstone Street Bridge Replaced Parker truss 1870 1990 Rollstone Street Nashua River Fitchburg Worcester 42°35′04″N 71°48′24″W / 42.58444°N 71.80667°W / 42.58444; -71.80667 (Lower Rollstone Street Bridge)
MA-103 Merrimac Bridge (Rocks Bridge) Extant Swing span 1883 1990 Bridge Street Merrimack River Haverhill and Newbury Essex 42°48′38″N 71°00′00″W / 42.81056°N 71.00000°W / 42.81056; -71.00000 (Merrimack Bridge)
MA-104 Duck Bridge Extant Warren truss 1888 1990 Union Street Merrimack River Lawrence Essex 42°42′15″N 71°09′12″W / 42.70417°N 71.15333°W / 42.70417; -71.15333 (Duck Bridge)
MA-105 Tuttle Bridge Replaced Lenticular truss 1885 1990 Golden Hill Road Housatonic River Lee Berkshire 42°19′19″N 73°14′32″W / 42.32194°N 73.24222°W / 42.32194; -73.24222 (Tuttle Bridge)
MA-106 Aiken Street Bridge Extant Lenticular truss 1883 1990 Aiken Street Merrimack River Lowell Middlesex 42°39′17″N 71°18′55″W / 42.65472°N 71.31528°W / 42.65472; -71.31528 (Aiken Street Bridge)
MA-107 Eleventh Street Bridge Extant Warren truss 1915 1990 Eleventh Street Turners Falls Canal Montague Franklin 42°36′09″N 72°33′52″W / 42.60250°N 72.56444°W / 42.60250; -72.56444 (Eleventh Street Bridge)
MA-108 Boston and Albany Railroad, Marion Street Bridge Replaced Warren truss 1896 1990 Marion Street Boston and Albany Railroad Natick Middlesex 42°17′14″N 71°20′16″W / 42.28722°N 71.33778°W / 42.28722; -71.33778 (Boston and Albany Railroad, Marion Street Bridge)
MA-109 Blackinton Bridge Demolished Lenticular truss 1884 1990 Galvin Road Hoosic River North Adams Berkshire 42°42′14″N 73°10′23″W / 42.70389°N 73.17306°W / 42.70389; -73.17306 (Blackinton Bridge)
MA-110 Bay State Bridge Extant Pratt truss 1894 1990 Clement Street Mill River Northampton Hampshire 42°19′9″N 72°39′55″W / 42.31917°N 72.66528°W / 42.31917; -72.66528 (Bay State Bridge)
MA-111 Schell Memorial Bridge Abandoned Pennsylvania truss 1903 1990 East Northfield Road Connecticut River Northfield Franklin 42°42′44″N 72°27′12″W / 42.71222°N 72.45333°W / 42.71222; -72.45333 (Schell Memorial Bridge)
MA-112 Bartlett's Bridge Extant Stone arch 1889 1990 Clara Barton Road French River Oxford Worcester 42°09′17″N 71°52′57″W / 42.15472°N 71.88250°W / 42.15472; -71.88250 (Bartlett's Bridge)
MA-113 Woronoco Bridge Extant Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch 1923 1990 Bridge Street Westfield River Russell Hampden 42°09′50″N 72°49′38″W / 42.16389°N 72.82722°W / 42.16389; -72.82722 (Woronoco Bridge)
MA-114 Hampden County Memorial Bridge Extant Reinforced concrete closed-spandrel arch 1922 1990 Route 147 (Memorial Drive) Connecticut River Springfield and West Springfield Hampden 42°05′56″N 72°35′42″W / 42.09889°N 72.59500°W / 42.09889; -72.59500 (Hampden County Memorial Bridge)
MA-115 Butler Bridge (Lester Bridge) Extant Pratt truss 1882 1990 Butler Road Housatonic River Stockbridge Berkshire 42°17′13″N 73°19′57″W / 42.28694°N 73.33250°W / 42.28694; -73.33250 (Butler Bridge)
MA-116 Boston and Maine Railroad, Essex Street Bridge Replaced Howe truss 1901 1990 Essex Street Boston and Maine Corporation Swampscott Essex 42°28′47″N 70°54′58″W / 42.47972°N 70.91611°W / 42.47972; -70.91611 (Boston and Maine Railroad, Essex Street Bridge)
MA-117 Boston and Albany Railroad, Kingsbury Street Bridge Extant Warren truss 1889 1990 Kingsbury Street Boston and Albany Railroad Wellesley Norfolk 42°18′09″N 71°17′13″W / 42.30250°N 71.28694°W / 42.30250; -71.28694 (Boston and Albany Railroad, Kingsbury Street Bridge)
MA-118 Boston and Albany Railroad, Weston Road Bridge Replaced Warren truss 1888 1990 Weston Road Boston and Albany Railroad Wellesley Norfolk 42°17′47″N 71°17′58″W / 42.29639°N 71.29944°W / 42.29639; -71.29944 (Boston and Albany Railroad, Weston Road Bridge)
MA-119 Coleman Bridge Bypassed Queen post truss 1894 1990 Windsor Bush Road Phelps Brook Windsor Berkshire 42°31′56″N 72°59′36″W / 42.53222°N 72.99333°W / 42.53222; -72.99333 (Coleman Bridge)
MA-123 Massachusetts Historic Bridges Boston Suffolk
MA-129 Broadway Bridge Demolished Swing span 1875 1992 Broadway Fort Point Channel Boston Suffolk 42°20′40″N 71°03′35″W / 42.34444°N 71.05972°W / 42.34444; -71.05972 (Broadway Bridge)
MA-131 Adams Street Bridge Replaced Stone arch 1847 1996 Adams Street Neponset River Boston Suffolk 42°16′16″N 71°04′05″W / 42.27111°N 71.06806°W / 42.27111; -71.06806 (Adams Street Bridge)
MA-132 Cooper Street Bridge Replaced Reinforced concrete closed-spandrel arch 1903 1995 Cooper Street Haverhill Line (MBTA) Wakefield Middlesex 42°28′40″N 71°03′56″W / 42.47778°N 71.06556°W / 42.47778; -71.06556 (Cooper Street Bridge)
MA-133 Lovett Bridge Replaced Steel built-up girder 1908 1994 Cook Street Mumford River Douglas Worcester 42°04′27″N 71°42′45″W / 42.07417°N 71.71250°W / 42.07417; -71.71250 (Lovett Bridge)
MA-135 Summer Street Bridge Replaced Retractile bridge 1892 1996 Summer Street Reserved Channel Boston Suffolk 42°20′33″N 71°02′11″W / 42.34250°N 71.03639°W / 42.34250; -71.03639 (Summer Street Bridge)
MA-136 Field Street Bridge Replaced Warren truss 1894 1996 Field Street Old Colony Railroad Brockton Plymouth 42°06′18″N 71°01′15″W / 42.10500°N 71.02083°W / 42.10500; -71.02083 (Field Street Bridge)
MA-137 Fordway Bridge Replaced Reinforced concrete T-beam 1912 1996 Pollard Street Concord River Billerica Middlesex 42°35′06″N 71°17′14″W / 42.58500°N 71.28722°W / 42.58500; -71.28722 (Fordway Bridge)
MA-140 Chelsea Street Bridge and Draw Tender's House Replaced Strauss bascule 1937 1997 Chelsea Street Chelsea River Boston Suffolk 42°23′11″N 71°01′22″W / 42.38639°N 71.02278°W / 42.38639; -71.02278 (Chelsea Street Bridge and Draw Tender's House)
MA-141 Tremont Station Bridge Extant Pratt truss 1878 1996 Pierceville Road Fairhaven Branch Railroad Wareham Plymouth 41°47′28″N 70°46′11″W / 41.79111°N 70.76972°W / 41.79111; -70.76972 (Tremont Station Bridge)
MA-142 Northwest Road Bridge Replaced Lenticular truss 1887 1996 Northwest Road Little River Westfield Hampden 42°07′50″N 72°49′21″W / 42.13056°N 72.82250°W / 42.13056; -72.82250 (Northwest Road Bridge)
MA-143 Fifth Street Bridge Replaced Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch 1913 1997 Fifth Street North Nashua River Fitchburg Worcester 42°34′32″N 71°47′16″W / 42.57556°N 71.78778°W / 42.57556; -71.78778 (Fifth Street Bridge)
MA-154 Whistler Bridge No. 3 Extant Stone arch 1841 2006 Western Railroad Westfield River west branch Becket Berkshire 42°18′36″N 73°00′11″W / 42.31000°N 73.00306°W / 42.31000; -73.00306 (Whistler Bridge No. 3)
MA-155 Whistler Bridge No. 4 Extant Stone arch 1841 2006 Western Railroad Westfield River west branch Becket Berkshire 42°18′20″N 73°00′19″W / 42.30556°N 73.00528°W / 42.30556; -73.00528 (Whistler Bridge No. 4)
MA-156 Whistler Bridge No. 5 Extant Stone arch 1841 2006 Western Railroad Westfield River west branch Becket Berkshire 42°18′32″N 73°00′51″W / 42.30889°N 73.01417°W / 42.30889; -73.01417 (Whistler Bridge No. 5)
MA-157 Whistler Bridge No. 6 Extant Reinforced concrete closed-spandrel arch 1912 2006 Western Railroad Westfield River west branch Becket Berkshire 42°18′33″N 73°01′05″W / 42.30917°N 73.01806°W / 42.30917; -73.01806 (Whistler Bridge No. 6)
MA-158 Double Arch Bridge Extant Stone arch 1866 2006 Western Railroad Westfield River west branch Chester Hampden 42°18′46″N 72°59′38″W / 42.31278°N 72.99389°W / 42.31278; -72.99389 (Double Arch Bridge)
MA-161 Bancroft Bridge Extant Stone arch 1866 2006 Western Railroad Factory Brook and Town Hill Road Middlefield Hampshire 42°18′36″N 73°01′30″W / 42.31000°N 73.02500°W / 42.31000; -73.02500 (Bancroft Bridge)


  1. ^ Library of Congress. "Prints and Photographs Online Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey". Library of Congress. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Parsons Brinckerhoff; Engineering and Industrial Heritage (October 2005). "NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 15: A Context For Common Historic Bridge Types" (PDF). National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Council, National Research Council. Retrieved May 30, 2022.

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