Farwell Street Bridge – Waltham MA

Description

"The old bridge across the Charles River at this point had become unsafe. This new bridge is a single span of 105 feet and consists of a three-hinged steel arch encased in concrete supporting a 40-foot roadway and two 6-foot sidewalks. The arch is composed of seven structural-steel, spandrel-braced, three-hinged arched ribs spaced 8 feet 4 inches on centers except the outside ribs which are spaced 9 feet 2 inches from the typical ribs. The abutments are mass concrete enclosing the old stone abutments. A center pier from the old bridge was removed. The project was completed in September 1935 at a construction cost of $45,586 and a total project cost of $50,131."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
50131

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


Farwell St.
Waltham, MA 02453

Location notes:

Coordinates: 42.367050, -71.218112

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