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Annisquam Bridge, Spanning Lobster Cove between Washington & River S, Gloucester, Essex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Lobster Cove between Washington & River S, Gloucester, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-61
National Register Number: NR
Significance: The Annisquam Bridge is a wood-pile and timber-stringer highway bridge, 443 feet in length and 26 feet in width. Although it was the most common type of bridge over wide bodies of water throughout much of the 18th and early 19th centuries, it is today a rare example. It is important locally for its close connections with the development of Annisquam. The bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places June 23, 1983.

Subjects
Fires
Civil Engineering
Pile Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTHEAST, FROM WEST BANK OF LOBSTER COVE.
2. VIEW SOUTHWEST, FROM EAST BANK.
3. VIEW NORTHEAST, FROM WEST BANK.
4. VIEW SOUTH, NORTH ELEVATION
5. VIEW WESTERLY ALONG BRIDGE DECK FROM EAST ABUTMENT.
6. DETAIL OF FORMER DRAW SPAN, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
7. DETAIL OF EAST ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST. The easternmost bridge span to shore was removed in the Spring of 1987.
8. DETAIL OF WEST EMBANKMENT WALL AND CONNECTION WITH BRIDGE. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST.
9. DETAIL OF PILING, SHOWING FRAMING AT EAST END OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
10. DETAIL OF BRIDGE SUBSTRUCTURE, SHOWING ORIGINAL CONNECTION WITH IRON PINS. VIEW LOOKING WEST FROM FACE OF EAST ABUTMENT.
11. ANNISQUAM BRIDGE, 1884. VIEW FROM THE SOUTHWEST. Photocopy of photograph (original glass plate negative #C12 in the collection of the Annisquam Historical Society, Annisquam, Massachusetts). Photographer: Thomas Clark.
12. ANNISQUAM BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST ALONG DECK, C.1885. Photocopy of photograph (original glass plate negative #T14 in the collection of the Annisquam Historical Society, Annisquam, Massachusetts). Photographer: Martha Harvey (1862-1949).
13. 'WAITING AT THE DRAWBRIDGE.' THE COAL SCHOONER LUCY MAY WAITING AT THE DRAW, JUNE 19, 1896. Photocopy of photograph (original glass plate negative #T89 in the collection of the Annisquam Historical Society, Annisquam, Massachusetts). Photographer: Martha Harvey (1862-1949). (The handwritten legend along the top edge of the photograph is scratched in the emulsion of the original glass plate negative. Consequently it reads in reverse when printed.)
14. 'ANNISQUAM POINT -- JAN. 4, 1898.' Photocopy of photograph (original glass plate negative #T86 in the collection of the Annisquam Historical Society, Annisquam, Massachusetts). Photographer: Martha Harvey (1862-1949). (The handwritten legend along the top edge of the photograph is scratched in the emulsion of the original glass plate negative. Consequently it reads in reverse when printed.)
15. 'PLAN AND PROFILE OF THE ANNISQUAM BRIDGE OVER LOBSTER COVE ... JUNE 5, 1899.' Winslow Webber, City Engineer. Photocopied from the original plan in the office of the City Engineer, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
16. 'BRIDGE OVER LOBSTER COVE, ANNISQUAM, MASS.) SEPT. 15, 1908 ... SCHEDULE FOR REPAIRS.' Plan) elevation, and typical section. Photocopied from the original drawing in the office of the City Engineer, Gloucester, Massachusetts.


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