Category:Harvard Bridge

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Harvard Bridge 
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Instance of girder bridge,
road bridge
LocationBoston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Maintained by
  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • 1891
Date of official opening
  • 1891
  • 659.82 m
  • 387.72 smoot
42° 21′ 16.56″ N, 71° 05′ 28.68″ W
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Гарвардский мост (ru); Puente de Harvard (es); Harvard Bridge (de); Гарвардський міст (uk); Harvard Bridge (en); Harvard Bridge (fr); 哈佛大橋 (zh); Harvard Bridge (nl) Puente sobre el río Charles, entre Boston y Cambridge, EE. UU. (es); pont américain (fr); liggerbrug in Massachusetts, Verenigde Staten van Amerika (nl) MIT Bridge, Massachusetts Avenue Bridge (de)
English: The Harvard Bridge, also known locally as the MIT Bridge, the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, and the Mass Ave Bridge, is a steel haunched girder bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A) over the Charles River and connecting Back Bay, Boston with Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the longest bridge over the Charles River at 659.82 meters (2,164.8 ft; 387.72 sm).

After years of infighting between the cities of Boston and Cambridge, the bridge was built jointly by the two cities between 1887 and 1891, and was named for the founder of Harvard University, John Harvard. Originally equipped with a central swing span, it was revised several times over the years until its superstructure was completely replaced in the late 1980s due to unacceptable vibration and the collapse of a similar bridge.

The bridge is known locally for being marked off in the idiosyncratic unit of length called the smoot.


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