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Duck Bridge, Spanning Merrimack River on Union Street, Lawrence, Essex County, MA



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Location
Spanning Merrimack River on Union Street, Lawrence, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-104
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Significance: The Duck Bridge is the oldest double-intersection Warren through truss in the state under Massachusetts Department of Public Works purview, and is one of the state's oldest all-riveted bridges. It was built by a significant late-nineteenth century bridge company, the Boston Bridge Works. The bridge is an integral part, both visually and historically, of the dramatic industrial landscape of the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Boston Bridge Works


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view from north river bank, looking southeast
2. General view from north river bank, showing two northern spans, looking east
3. Oblique view from north river bank, showing central and southern spans, looking southeast
4. General view of north portal from roadway, looking south
5. Elevation of north portal from roadway, looking south
6. Elevation of north portal from roadway, looking south
7. Detail of north truss from roadway, showing truss geometry, looking southwest
8. Detail of north truss from roadway, showing truss geometry and connections, looking northeast
9. Detail of builder's plate on northwest endpost, looking southeast
10. Detail of west pedestrian walkway with windbreak, from north portal end, looking south
11. Detail of east pedestrian walkway with railing, from north portal end, looking south
12. Detail of underside of deck from south river bank, looking north
13. Detail of masonry pier, looking north
14. Detail of bearing shoe connections at south abutment, looking southeast


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