Highland Avenue/Needham Street Bridge - 1875 - Needham-Newton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 18.390 W 071° 13.028
19T E 317261 N 4686187
Quick Description: This bridge supports a major road between Needham and Newton.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2018 1:29:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMY8ZC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Between Needham and Newton is this stone arch bridge supporting Highland Avenue over the Charles River, with a date on the north face of 1875.

The bridge is located about 3/4 mile east of the interchange between I-95 and Highland Avenue.

The bridge is made of stone and has three arches to it. The length is about 95 ft long and about 40 ft wide. the arches are semi-elliptical, with about a 27 ft span.

On the downstream side over the middle arch is the date, "A.D. 1875."

According to a Wikipedia article, the bridge is one of the oldest in Newton and is now listed on the register of National Historic Sites. It is also unusual in that, despite supporting a major artery between the two municipalities, the bridge itself is relatively unchanged since it was built.
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1875

Date stone, plaque location.: Above the middle arch on the north (downstream) side of the bridge

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: Charles River

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

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