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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Charles River Bridge
End of works: 20 December 2003
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Crosses:
  • Charles River
Part of:
Next to: Charlestown Bridge
Replaces: Old I-93 Charles River Bridge
Connects to: Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel (2003)
Coordinates: 42° 22' 7.38" N    71° 3' 47.56" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 227.00 m
length of side spans 2 x 84 m
total length 436 m
deck deck width 56.39 m
girder depth 3.05 m
number of lanes 10
pylons pylon height 98.40 m
pylon height (above deck) 64.00 m

Cost

cost of construction ca. United States dollar 115 000 000

Materials

cables steel
deck steel

Chronology

20 December 2003

Open to traffic in both directions of the mainline (4 lanes in each direction).

2005

Expected completion and opening of another 2 lanes for a local cantilever ramp.

Participants

Design
Architecture
Structural engineering
Contractor

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000016
  • Date created
    28/10/1998
  • Last Update
    28/07/2014