Rehabilitation of the Anderson Memorial Bridge

This paper describes the rehabilitation of the historic Anderson Memorial Bridge which carries North Harvard Street over the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The structure is a vital transportation link that accommodates significant volumes of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The bridge is classified as an Urban Arterial, and it is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as an integral component of the historic Charles River Basin. The Anderson Bridge, completed in 1915, is a three-span, earth-filled, concrete arch bridge with notable brick and granite aesthetic treatments adding to its appeal. Deterioration of the spandrel walls, parapets, brick arch rings and concrete arches necessitated bridge rehabilitation, and a $20 million project began in the Spring of 2012 to address these issues as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program. The project incorporated input from the public along with the interests of 18 stakeholders.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 723-733
  • Monograph Title: Structures Congress 2014

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  • Accession Number: 01522666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413357
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2014 4:07PM