- Bourne, MA
- Site Type:
- Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels
- New Deal Agencies:
- Federal & Military Operations, Public Works Funding, Army Corps of Engineers, Public Works Administration (PWA)
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Sagamore Bridge across the Cape Cod Canal was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA). It was part of a much larger project that included widening the canal and three bridges across it, for which the PWA made a grant of $6,138,000.
The project began in 1933 and the bridge opened in June 1935.
The Sagamore Bridge carries four lanes of traffic on U.S. Route 6 across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the mainland of Massachusetts. The bridge’s main span is 616 feet long, with a 135 foot clearance.
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. (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1939).
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 12, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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