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Harvard Bridge, Spanning Charles River at Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Suffolk County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Charles River at Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-53
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1898 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Significance: The Harvard Bridge is located in the Charles River Basin Historic District.

Subjects
Historic Sites
Steel Girder Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
E. Lionel Pavlo Engineering Company Incorporated
Wightman , Hen
Barbour, William S.
O`Brien , Hugh
Russell , William E.
Greeley , Leander
Neudorfer, Brian C., Photographer
Jackson, William, Delineator
Cheney, John E., Delineator
Brearley, Dennis Michael, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM CAMBRIDGE, SHOWING WEST (UPSTREAM) SIDE OF BRIDGE
2. VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, OF EAST (DOWNSTREAM) SIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING GIRDERS, TELEPHONE DUCTS, AND SUSPENDED MANHOLE
3. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, OF EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING PIERS 4 AND 5
4. VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING PIERS 22, 23 AND 24 AND THE CAMBRIDGE EMBANKMENT
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM MIDSTREAM
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM BOSTON, SHOWING PEDESTRIAN STAIRWAY AND STORROW DRIVE IN FOREGROUND
7. VIEW OF UNDERDECK AND PIER 12 WITH TIMBER FENDER; VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING SUPPORT GIRDERS FROM PIERS 11 TO 13
8. VIEW OF EAST SIDE, PIER 12
9. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, OF EXPOSED TIMBER PILINGS AND CAPS AROUND PIER 12
10. VIEW OF PIER-CAP AND PEDESTAL AT PIER 13, WEST SIDE, BOSTON EMBANKMENT AND PEDESTRIAN STAIRWAY IN BACKGROUND
11. DETAIL VIEW OF TYPICAL HANGER AND UNDERDECK, SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF SIDEWALK AND SIDEWALK BRACKETS
12. VIEW OF UNDERDECK, LOOKING SOUTH FROM CAMBRIDGE, SHOWING LONGITUDINAL GIRDERS AND FLOOR BEAM ARRANGEMENT
13. VIEW OF UNDERDECK OF SIDEWALK, WEST SIDE, LOOKING NORTH
14. VIEW OF UNDERDECK, LOOKING SOUTH AT CENTERLINE
15. VIEW OF FRAMING AT PIER 11, SHOWING TRANSITION FROM ARCHED GIRDERS TO STRAIGHT (PIERS 11 TO 13) GIRDERS
16. DETAIL VIEW OF EXPANSION JOINT AT CAMBRIDGE (NORTH) ABUTMENT, LOOKING WEST
17. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING RAILINGS, ORIGINAL TROLLEY (NOW LIGHT) POLES WHICH SUPPORTED THE CATENARY, AND CURBS
18. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT CENTERLINE OF ROAD SURFACE
19. VIEW LOOKING NORTH AT WEST SIDE OF ROAD SURFACE
20. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM BOSTON, SHOWING RAILING, PEDESTRIAN STAIR, AND '10 SMOOT' MARKER (see data pages)
21. DETAIL VIEW OF RAILING AT BOSTON EMBANKMENT, LOOKING EAST
22. MASONRY PIERS
23. DETAILS OF PIERS 1-3, 5-10, 13-18, 20-23
24. MASONRY PIERS, DETAILS OF PIERS 4 AND 19
25. FOUNDATIONS FOR PIERS 11 AND 12
26. COURSES IN PIERS
27. COURSES IN PIERS
28. DETAILS OF BOSTON ABUTMENT
29. DETAILS OF CAMBRIDGE ABUTMENT
30. BOSTON ABUTMENT, PARAPET AND BRIDGE SEAT COURSES
31. CAMBRIDGE ABUTMENT, PARAPET AND BRIDGE SEAT COURSES
32. DRAW FOUNDATION AND PIER
33. FENDERS AT PIERS 11 AND 12
34. IRON SUPERSTRUCTURE, GENERAL PLAN
35. SUSPENDED GIRDERS A AND B - SPAN 1 SHOES AND ROLLERS
36. CANTILEVER GIRDERS A - SPANS 8, 10, 13 AND 15
37. CANTILEVER GIRDERS B - SPANS 8, 10, 13 AND 15
38. SUSPENDED GIRDERS A - SPANS 3, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, AND 20
39. SUSPENDED GIRDERS B - SPANS 3, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, AND 30
40. CANTILEVER GIRDERS A AND B - SPANS 2, 4, 6, 17, 19 AND 21
41. FLOOR BEAMS AND STRUTS
42. GIRDERS A AND B - SPANS 22 AND 23
43. GIRDERS A AND B - SPANS 22 AND 23
44. GIRDERS A - SPANS 11 AND 12
45. GIRDERS B - SPANS 11 AND 12
46. SPANS 11 AND 12, FLOOR BEAMS & C.
47. GENERAL PLAN OF SPANS 11 AND 12
48. DRAW SPAN, GENERAL PLAN
49. DRAW SPAN, MAIN GIRDERS
50. DRAW SPAN, FLOOR BEAMS
51. DRAW SPAN, CROSS GIRDERS & C.
52. BASES AND WASHERS FOR FENCE POST
53. IRON RAILING DETAILS
54. GENERAL SECTION OF CREO-RESINATE PAVING AND PLANKING FOR FIXED SPANS, May 1901 (William Jackson, City Engineer)
55. PAVEMENT ON FIXED SPANS, 1912 (Engineer unknown)
56. DETAILS OF WOOD BLOCK PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALK, 1912
57. DETAILS OF SHUMAN W. AND A. SLIPNOT PAVEMENT, 1912
58. PLANKING AND PAVING DETAILS, 1918


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