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Newburyport Chain Bridge

Newburyport Chain Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1909
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Merrimack River
Replaces Essex-Merrimack Suspension Bridge (1810)

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 10.91 m
total length 80.77 m
span 68.58 m

Materials

cables steel wire
pylons reinforced concrete

Chronology

1922

Deck replaced.

1931

Deck replaced.

1935

Hinges on stiffening trusses rebuilt.

1938

Timber decking replaced by steel grid deck.

28 June 2003

Reopened after significant renovation works.

Participants

Consulting engineers
Contractor

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

There is no relevant literature listed in the database.

Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0008084
Created: 10/02/2003
Last Updated: 07/10/2013