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Newburyport Chain Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1909
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Merrimack River
Replaces: Essex-Merrimack Suspension Bridge (1810)
Coordinates: 42° 50' 1.17" N    70° 54' 24.19" W
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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.

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Participants

Consulting engineers
Contractor

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20008084
  • Date created
    10/02/2003
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016