List of crossings of the Charles River

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Five bridges over the Charles River are visible in this photograph: the Old Charles River Dam, Lechmere Viaduct, Commuter Rail Bridge, Zakim Bridge, and New Charles River Dam.
"Charles River Bridge" redirects here; see below for the historic structures or Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge for the lawsuit.

This is a list of the crossings of the Charles River from its mouth at Boston Harbor upstream to its source at Echo Lake. All locations are in Massachusetts.

Crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Location Built Length Notes Coordinates Image
Charlestown Bridge Route 99 Boston to Charlestown 1900 331.9 meters (1,089 ft)[1] The MBTA Orange Line used this bridge, before the upstream tunnel was completed in 1975.

Site of a ferry established in 1630;[2] obsoleted by the Charles River Bridge, built 1786

42°22′08″N 71°03′36″W / 42.36889°N 71.06000°W / 42.36889; -71.06000 (Charlestown Bridge) Charlestown Bridge MA 02.jpg
(New) Charles River Dam pedestrians and bicycles 1978 Fish ladder, pumps and three locks for navigation.

Site of the Warren Bridge, built 1828, demolished 1962.

42°22′07″N 71°03′41.10″W / 42.36861°N 71.0614167°W / 42.36861; -71.0614167 (Charles River locks) Charlestown Bridge panoramic view, looking west.jpg
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge I‑93 / US 1 2003 442.2 meters (1,451 ft)[1] Replaced Charlestown High Bridge, built 1956, demolished 2004 42°22′08″N 71°03′49″W / 42.36889°N 71.06361°W / 42.36889; -71.06361 (Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge) Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Haymarket North Extension tunnel MBTA Orange Line 1975
Leverett Circle Connector Bridge Boston to Cambridge 1999 253 meters (830 ft)[1] 42°22′08″N 71°03′52″W / 42.36889°N 71.06444°W / 42.36889; -71.06444 (Leverett Circle Connector Bridge)
MBTA Commuter Rail Charles River Bridge MBTA Commuter Rail at North Station 1931 Bascule drawbridge

Site of Boston and Lowell Railroad Charles River Bridge, built 1835, first movable railroad bridge in the United States[3]

42°22′8.29″N 71°03′54.96″W / 42.3689694°N 71.0652667°W / 42.3689694; -71.0652667 (MBTA Commuter Rail) Charles River Bridge from side with train 2013.JPG
MBTA Green Line Lechmere Viaduct MBTA Green Line 1912 42°22′2.32″N 71°04′8.29″W / 42.3673111°N 71.0689694°W / 42.3673111; -71.0689694 (MBTA Green Line) Lechmere Viaduct from East Cambridge.JPG
(Old) Charles River Dam Bridge Route 28 1910 25 meters (82 ft)[1] 42°22′01.66″N 71°04′08.87″W / 42.3671278°N 71.0691306°W / 42.3671278; -71.0691306 (Charles River Dam Bridge) OldCharlesRiverLock2001.jpg
Longfellow Bridge Route 3
MBTA Red Line
1907 650.7 meters (2,135 ft)[1] MBTA Red Line in median; built in 1907 as the Cambridge Bridge, renamed for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1927.

Site of West Boston Bridge, built 1793

42°21′41″N 71°04′32″W / 42.36139°N 71.07556°W / 42.36139; -71.07556 (Longfellow Bridge) Longfellow pru chopped.jpg
Harvard Bridge Route 2A (Massachusetts Avenue) 1891, 1909 (rebuilt), 1924 (overhaul), 1990 (rebuilt) 659.9 meters (2,165 ft)[1] Longest bridge over the Charles. Northern terminus at MIT, not Harvard University. 42°21′15″N 71°05′28″W / 42.35417°N 71.09111°W / 42.35417; -71.09111 (Harvard Bridge) Harvard Bridge 20100116.jpg
Boston University Bridge Route 2 1928 built as the Cottage Farm Bridge, renamed in 1949 42°21′09.12″N 71°06′38.26″W / 42.3525333°N 71.1106278°W / 42.3525333; -71.1106278 (Boston University Bridge) Bu-bridge.jpg
Grand Junction Railroad bridge MBTA Grand Junction Branch crosses the river under the Boston University Bridge 42°21′09.69″N 71°06′36.72″W / 42.3526917°N 71.1102000°W / 42.3526917; -71.1102000 (Grand Junction Railroad bridge)
River Street Bridge 1926 42°21′41″N 71°07′00″W / 42.36139°N 71.11667°W / 42.36139; -71.11667 (River Street Bridge) River Street Bridge - Boston to Cambridge, MA - DSC03015.JPG
Western Avenue Bridge 1924 85.3 meters (280 ft)[1] 42°21′51.25″N 71°07′01.13″W / 42.3642361°N 71.1169806°W / 42.3642361; -71.1169806 (Western Avenue Bridge) Western avenue bridge cambridge.JPG
John W. Weeks Bridge pedestrians 1926 the only footbridge across the basin, with a Harvard campus steam tunnel inside 42°22′6.63″N 71°07′05.26″W / 42.3685083°N 71.1181278°W / 42.3685083; -71.1181278 (John W. Weeks Bridge) Weeks Footbridge Cambridge, MA.jpg
Anderson Memorial Bridge N. Harvard Street/JFK Street 1912 70.7 meters (232 ft)[1] A memorial to Nicholas Longworth Anderson donated by his son Larz Anderson

Site of a ferry established 1635 at the foot of Dunster Street in Cambridge, at canal/creek;[4] obsoleted by Great Bridge,[5] built 1662, rebuilt 1862

42°22′08″N 71°07′23″W / 42.36889°N 71.12306°W / 42.36889; -71.12306 (Anderson Memorial Bridge) Anderson Bridge Cambridge 2009.jpg
Eliot Bridge 1950 91.4 meters (300 ft)[1] a memorial to Charles W. Eliot, Harvard president 1869–1909, and his son Charles Eliot, landscape architect for the Metropolitan Park Commission 42°22′18″N 71°07′59″W / 42.37167°N 71.13306°W / 42.37167; -71.13306 (Eliot Bridge) Eliot bridge cambridge.JPG
Arsenal Street Bridge Brighton to Watertown 1925 61.9 meters (203 ft)[1] 42°21′42″N 71°08′50″W / 42.36167°N 71.14722°W / 42.36167; -71.14722 (Arsenal Street Bridge) Arsenal Street Bridge, Watertown MA.jpg
North Beacon Street Bridge US 20 1917 62.5 meters (205 ft)[1] 42°21′32″N 71°09′42″W / 42.35889°N 71.16167°W / 42.35889; -71.16167 (North Beacon Street Bridge) North beacon street bridge watertown.JPG
Watertown Bridge Route 16 (Galen Street) Watertown about 1907 27.4 meters (90 ft)[1] 42°21′53″N 71°11′08″W / 42.36472°N 71.18556°W / 42.36472; -71.18556 (Watertown Bridge) Watertown Bridge.jpg
Watertown Dam no crossing about 1634 42°21′55.27″N 71°11′21.34″W / 42.3653528°N 71.1892611°W / 42.3653528; -71.1892611 (Watertown Dam) Watertown Dam.JPG
Cpl. Joseph U. Thompson Footbridge pedestrians and bicycles 42°21′54.39″N 71°11′24.97″W / 42.3651083°N 71.1902694°W / 42.3651083; -71.1902694 (Pedestrian bridge) Corporal Thompson Footbridge looking upstream.agr.JPG
Bridge Street Newton to Watertown 29.3 meters (96 ft)[1] 42°21′56.87″N 71°12′15.96″W / 42.3657972°N 71.2044333°W / 42.3657972; -71.2044333 (Bridge Street)
Bemis Dam (breached) 1821[6] breached 1944 42°21′56.58″N 71°12′17.92″W / 42.3657167°N 71.2049778°W / 42.3657167; -71.2049778 (Bemis Dam) Bemis Dam Watertown 2009.jpg
Blue Heron Footbridge Charles River Bike Path 2005 42°21′53.33″N 71°12′45.85″W / 42.3648139°N 71.2127361°W / 42.3648139; -71.2127361 (Blue Heron Footbridge) Blue Heron Bridge facing upstream.agr.JPG
Farwell Street Waltham 33.4 meters (110 ft)[1] 42°22′51.47″N 71°13′5.12″W / 42.3809639°N 71.2180889°W / 42.3809639; -71.2180889 (Farwell Street) Farwell Street Bridge Waltham 1930s.jpg
Bleachery Dam 1794 originally Gore Paper Mill dam 42°22′8.83″N 71°13′22.74″W / 42.3691194°N 71.2229833°W / 42.3691194; -71.2229833 (Bleachery Dam)
Mary T. Early Footbridge formerly Calvary Street Footbridge 42°22′10.74″N 71°13′25.94″W / 42.3696500°N 71.2238722°W / 42.3696500; -71.2238722 (Mary T. Early Footbridge) Watertown Branch trestle, Bleachery, Waltham in snow.jpg
Boston & Maine Railroad trestle (abandoned) abandoned Watertown Branch 42°22′11.11″N 71°13′26.29″W / 42.3697528°N 71.2239694°W / 42.3697528; -71.2239694 (Boston & Maine Railroad)
Charles F. Graceffa Bridge Newton Street (original built 1761) 27.4 meters (90 ft)[1] 42°22′21.10″N 71°13′43.51″W / 42.3725278°N 71.2287528°W / 42.3725278; -71.2287528 (Newton Street) Newton Street Bridge.jpg
Elm Street Bridge 71.9 meters (236 ft)[1] 42°22′22.87″N 71°13′57.19″W / 42.3730194°N 71.2325528°W / 42.3730194; -71.2325528 (Elm Street)
Boston & Maine Railroad trestle (abandoned) abandoned Watertown Branch 42°22′22.21″N 71°13′59.12″W / 42.3728361°N 71.2330889°W / 42.3728361; -71.2330889 (Boston & Maine Railroad) Watertown Branch Railroad Bridge, Waltham.jpg
Richard Landry Park footbridge 1978 42°22′20.59″N 71°14′5.95″W / 42.3723861°N 71.2349861°W / 42.3723861; -71.2349861 (Richard Landry Park footbridge) Landry Footbridge Waltham 2009.jpg
Waltham Dam or Moody Street Dam 1836 original Eden Vale dam built 1785 42°22′22.87″N 71°14′10.24″W / 42.3730194°N 71.2361778°W / 42.3730194; -71.2361778 (Moody Street Dam) Moody Street Dam, Waltham, MA.jpg
Moody Street bridge 1946 68.6 meters (225 ft)[1] original built 1846, rebuilt 1871, 1921 42°22′23.61″N 71°14′11.63″W / 42.3732250°N 71.2365639°W / 42.3732250; -71.2365639 (Moody Street bridge) Moody Street Bridge Waltham 2009.jpg
Gold Star Mothers Bridge, Prospect Street 1889 40.2 meters (132 ft)[1] drawbridge 1882 42°22′7.91″N 71°14′36.93″W / 42.3688639°N 71.2435917°W / 42.3688639; -71.2435917 (Gold Star Mothers bridge) Prospect Street Bridge, Waltham MA.jpg
Weston Aqueduct Newton to Weston
Commonwealth Avenue, Newton / South Avenue, Weston Route 30 site of old Norumbega Bridge 42°20′38.27″N 71°15′41.01″W / 42.3439639°N 71.2613917°W / 42.3439639; -71.2613917 (Commonwealth Avenue)
MetroWest Tunnel (aqueduct)
I-90/I-95 connector I‑90 / I‑95 original Mass Pike terminus until 1964 42°20′29.76″N 71°15′42.51″W / 42.3416000°N 71.2618083°W / 42.3416000; -71.2618083 (I-90 / I-95 connector)
Hultman Aqueduct
Massachusetts Turnpike Boston Extension (Interstate 90) I‑90 316.1 meters (1,037 ft)[1] 42°20′27.53″N 71°15′39.42″W / 42.3409806°N 71.2609500°W / 42.3409806; -71.2609500 (I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike))
I-90/I-95 connector 42°20′27.62″N 71°15′34.98″W / 42.3410056°N 71.2597167°W / 42.3410056; -71.2597167 (I-90 / I-95 connector) I-90 I-95 connector bridge over the Charles River, Newton MA.jpg
Footbridge from Riverside Rd., Newton to Recreation Rd., Weston (closed) 42°20′28.36″N 71°15′29.73″W / 42.3412111°N 71.2582583°W / 42.3412111; -71.2582583 (Newton / Weston pedestrian bridge) Footbridge over the Charles River from Recreation Road to Riverside Road, Newton MA.jpg
CSX/MBTA railroad bridge Framingham/Worcester Line impressive single-arch concrete span 42°20′26.45″N 71°15′25.44″W / 42.3406806°N 71.2570667°W / 42.3406806; -71.2570667 (CSX / MBTA railroad bridge) Worcester Line bridge over Charles River.JPG
footbridge 42°20′24.16″N 71°15′21.39″W / 42.3400444°N 71.2559417°W / 42.3400444; -71.2559417 (pedestrian bridge) Pedestrian bridge over the Charles River, Newton MA.jpg
I-95 offramp 180.4 meters (592 ft)[1] northbound exits 23–25; originally Route 128 until 1964 42°20′15.466″N 71°15′26.56″W / 42.33762944°N 71.2573778°W / 42.33762944; -71.2573778 (I-95 offramp) I-95 offramp bridge over the Charles River, Newton MA.jpg
I‑95 / Route 128 I‑95 / Route 128 93.6 meters (307 ft)[1] 42°20′11.83″N 71°15′31.04″W / 42.3366194°N 71.2586222°W / 42.3366194; -71.2586222 (Interstate 95 / MA-128)
Concord Street, Newton / Park Road, Weston 24.7 meters (81 ft)[1] 42°19′50.04″N 71°16′4.53″W / 42.3305667°N 71.2679250°W / 42.3305667; -71.2679250 (Concord Street, Newton / Park Road, Weston) Concord Street Bridge Newton 2011.jpg
Leo J. Martin Golf Club Footbridge Newton to Wellesley 42°19′42.16″N 71°16′12.29″W / 42.3283778°N 71.2700806°W / 42.3283778; -71.2700806 (Leo J. Martin Golf Club Footbridge) Martin Footbridge Newton 2011.jpg
Newton–Wellesley Lower Falls Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge rebuilt 2012[7] formerly abandoned Boston & Albany RR Newton Lower Falls Branch bridge 42°19′36.34″N 71°15′40.58″W / 42.3267611°N 71.2612722°W / 42.3267611; -71.2612722 (Boston & Albany RR Newton Lower Falls Branch) Newton Wellesley Lower Falls Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Wellesley MA.jpg
Washington Street Route 16 43 meters (141 ft)[1] 42°19′31.15″N 71°15′30.07″W / 42.3253194°N 71.2583528°W / 42.3253194; -71.2583528 (Washington Street (Rt 16)) Finlay Dam Wellesley 2011.jpg
Finlay Dam 42°19′31.74″N 71°15′15.78″W / 42.3254833°N 71.2543833°W / 42.3254833; -71.2543833 (Finlay Dam)
Cordingly Dam and Falls 42°19′32.91″N 71°15′15.28″W / 42.3258083°N 71.2542444°W / 42.3258083; -71.2542444 (Cordingly Dam and Falls) Cordingly Dam and Falls, Wellesley MA.jpg
Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge 1983[8] Previous bridges built in 1909 and before 1906[8] Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge, Wellesley MA.jpg
Wales Street, Newton / Walnut Street, Wellesley 17.9 meters (59 ft)[1] 42°19′36.39″N 71°15′11.42″W / 42.3267750°N 71.2531722°W / 42.3267750; -71.2531722 (Wales Street / Walnut Street) Wales Street Walnut Street bridge, Wellesley MA.jpg
Cochituate Aqueduct 1848 42°19′27.48″N 71°14′59.95″W / 42.3243000°N 71.2499861°W / 42.3243000; -71.2499861 (Cochituate Aqueduct)
I‑95 / Route 128 I‑95 / Route 128 42°19′25.09″N 71°14′57.36″W / 42.3236361°N 71.2492667°W / 42.3236361; -71.2492667 (I-95 / MA-128)
Boston-Worcester Turnpike Route 9 23.2 meters (76 ft)[1] 42°19′00.5″N 71°13′41.2″W / 42.316806°N 71.228111°W / 42.316806; -71.228111 (Boston-Worcester Turnpike (Rt 9))
Metropolitan Circular Dam
Echo Bridge/Sudbury Aqueduct pedestrians and bicycles 1876 42°18′53.13″N 71°13′37.17″W / 42.3147583°N 71.2269917°W / 42.3147583; -71.2269917 (Echo Bridge / Sudbury Aqueduct) Echo Bridge - Newton, MA - DSC09470.jpg
Silk Mill Dam 42°18′49.76″N 71°13′34.82″W / 42.3138222°N 71.2263389°W / 42.3138222; -71.2263389 (Silk Mill Dam) Newton upper falls.jpg
Elliot Street, Newton / Central Avenue, Needham Newton to Needham 42°18′44.30″N 71°13′37.37″W / 42.3123056°N 71.2270472°W / 42.3123056; -71.2270472 (Elliot Street, Newton / Central Avenue, Needham)
rail bridge (former Charles River Railroad) 42°18′26.08″N 71°13′26.32″W / 42.3072444°N 71.2239778°W / 42.3072444; -71.2239778 (rail bridge)
Needham Street Bridge Needham Street, Newton / Highland Avenue, Needham 27.7 meters (91 ft)[1] 42°18′23.51″N 71°13′1.02″W / 42.3065306°N 71.2169500°W / 42.3065306; -71.2169500 (Needham Street, Newton / Highland Avenue, Needham) NewtonMA NeedhamStreetBridge.jpg
rail bridge made pedestrian bridge 42°18′21.65″N 71°12′46.73″W / 42.3060139°N 71.2129806°W / 42.3060139; -71.2129806 (rail bridge made pedestrian bridge)
Kendrick Street, Needham / Nahanton Street, Newton 49.4 meters (162 ft)[1] 42°17′49.57″N 71°12′28.12″W / 42.2971028°N 71.2078111°W / 42.2971028; -71.2078111 (Kendrick Street, Needham / Nahanton Street, Newton)
MBTA Commuter Rail Needham Line bridge West Roxbury to Needham 42°16′46.17″N 71°11′6.89″W / 42.2794917°N 71.1852472°W / 42.2794917; -71.1852472 (MBTA Commuter Rail Needham Line)
Honorable Robert L. Cawley Bridge Route 109

Bridge Street, Dedham / Spring Street, West Roxbury

West Roxbury to Dedham 21.3 meters (70 ft)[1] 42°16′15.02″N 71°10′23.90″W / 42.2708389°N 71.1733056°W / 42.2708389; -71.1733056 (Honorable Robert L. Cawley Bridge)
Ames Street Dedham 35.7 meters (117 ft)[1] 42°15′8.61″N 71°10′34.37″W / 42.2523917°N 71.1762139°W / 42.2523917; -71.1762139 (Ames Street)
Bridge Street Route 109 21.3 meters (70 ft)[1] 42°15′14.85″N 71°10′51.60″W / 42.2541250°N 71.1810000°W / 42.2541250; -71.1810000 (Bridge Street)
Interstate 95/Route 128 I‑95 / Route 128 Needham to Dedham 98.5 meters (323 ft) (SB)
89 meters (292 ft)[1] (NB)[1]
42°16′1.96″N 71°12′10.20″W / 42.2672111°N 71.2028333°W / 42.2672111; -71.2028333 (I-95 / MA-128) Interstate 95 Route 128 bridge over the Charles River, Dedham MA.jpg
Greendale Avenue, Needham / Lyons Street, Dedham 17.1 meters (56 ft)[1] 42°16′1.33″N 71°12′17.42″W / 42.2670361°N 71.2048389°W / 42.2670361; -71.2048389 (Greendale Avenue, Needham / Lyons Street, Dedham) Greendale Avenue Lyons Street bridge, Dedham MA.jpg
Route 135 / West Street, Dedham / Dedham Ave, Needham Route 135 17.1 meters (56 ft)[1] 42°16′3.67″N 71°13′4.89″W / 42.2676861°N 71.2180250°W / 42.2676861; -71.2180250 (Route 135 / West Street) Route 135 West Street Dedham Avenue bridge, Needham MA.jpg
Chestnut Street bridge Needham to Dover 33.8 meters (111 ft)[1] 42°15′35.40″N 71°14′13.48″W / 42.2598333°N 71.2370778°W / 42.2598333; -71.2370778 (Chestnut Street bridge)
dam 42°15′31″N 71°15′46.8″W / 42.25861°N 71.263000°W / 42.25861; -71.263000 (dam) Dam on the Charles River, Dover MA.jpg
Willow Street, Dover / South Street, Needham 17 meters (56 ft)[1] 42°15′32.66″N 71°15′47.26″W / 42.2590722°N 71.2631278°W / 42.2590722; -71.2631278 (Willow Street / South Street) Willow Street bridge over the Charles River, Dover MA.jpg
rail bridge (former Charles River Railroad) 42°15′26.97″N 71°16′14.26″W / 42.2574917°N 71.2706278°W / 42.2574917; -71.2706278 (rail bridge) Rail bridge over the Charles River, Needham MA.jpg
Central Ave/Centre Street bridge 20.7 meters (68 ft)[1] 42°15′32.37″N 71°16′17.31″W / 42.2589917°N 71.2714750°W / 42.2589917; -71.2714750 (Central Ave / Centre Street bridge) Central Avenue Centre Street bridge over the Charles River, Dover MA.jpg
missing bridge? 42°15′48.07″N 71°17′5.55″W / 42.2633528°N 71.2848750°W / 42.2633528; -71.2848750 (missing bridge?)
Dover Road/Charles River Street bridge 38.6 meters (127 ft)[1] 42°16′9.50″N 71°17′59.43″W / 42.2693056°N 71.2998417°W / 42.2693056; -71.2998417 (Dover Road / Charles River Street bridge)
Cheney Drive bridge 19.5 meters (64 ft)[1] 42°16′32.68″N 71°18′34.38″W / 42.2757444°N 71.3095500°W / 42.2757444; -71.3095500 (Cheney Drive bridge)
Pleasant Street bridge South Natick 34.4 meters (113 ft)[1] 42°16′18.13″N 71°18′54.52″W / 42.2717028°N 71.3151444°W / 42.2717028; -71.3151444 (Pleasant Street bridge) The Eliot Bridge, spanning the Charles River along Pleasant Street in South Natick, was originally a footbridge built by the Praying Indians in the late 1600s to connect their village with their pastureland.[citation needed]
South Natick Dam 42°16′17.27″N 71°18′56.57″W / 42.2714639°N 71.3157139°W / 42.2714639; -71.3157139 (dam) Charles River at Grove Park (Natick, Massachusetts) - DSC09534.JPG
pedestrian crossing 42°16′01″N 71°19′16″W / 42.26696°N 71.32112°W / 42.26696; -71.32112 (pedestrian crossing)
Farm Road/Bridge Street bridge 42°13′57.45″N 71°19′48.67″W / 42.2326250°N 71.3301861°W / 42.2326250; -71.3301861 (Farm Road / Bridge Street bridge)
rail bridge CSX Mansfield Secondary 42°12′53.43″N 71°20′53.79″W / 42.2148417°N 71.3482750°W / 42.2148417; -71.3482750 (rail bridge)
South Main Street/North Meadows Road bridge Route 27 (Hospital Road) Medfield 21.9 meters (72 ft)[1] 42°12′35.98″N 71°21′6.23″W / 42.2099944°N 71.3517306°W / 42.2099944; -71.3517306 (South Main Street / North Meadows Road bridge)
former bridge? 42°12′28.00″N 71°21′7.20″W / 42.2077778°N 71.3520000°W / 42.2077778; -71.3520000 (former bridge?)
rail bridge Medfield/Millis line 42°11′18.38″N 71°20′3.54″W / 42.1884389°N 71.3343167°W / 42.1884389; -71.3343167 (rail bridge)
Dover Road bridge Bridge site going back to 1640s, including one burnt by native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675. 42°11′19.41″N 71°19′59.76″W / 42.1887250°N 71.3332667°W / 42.1887250; -71.3332667 (Dover Road bridge)
Turner Bridge (Main Street bridge) Route 109 20.1 meters (66 ft)[1] 42°10′52″N 71°19′21.52″W / 42.18111°N 71.3226444°W / 42.18111; -71.3226444 (Main Street bridge)
Forest Road/Orchard Street bridge 17.7 meters (58 ft)[1] 42°9′28.26″N 71°19′55.43″W / 42.1578500°N 71.3320639°W / 42.1578500; -71.3320639 (Forest Road / Orchard Street bridge)
Norfolk Road bridge Route 115 Millis/Norfolk line 21.9 meters (72 ft)[1] 42°8′35.80″N 71°20′57.42″W / 42.1432778°N 71.3492833°W / 42.1432778; -71.3492833 (Norfolk Road bridge)
Dean Street/Pleasant Street bridge 42°8′17.64″N 71°21′31.08″W / 42.1382333°N 71.3586333°W / 42.1382333; -71.3586333 (Dean Street / Pleasant Street bridge)
Myrtle Street bridge Millis 22.1 meters (73 ft)[1] 42°8′0.63″N 71°21′42.86″W / 42.1335083°N 71.3619056°W / 42.1335083; -71.3619056 (Myrtle Street bridge)
Walker Street bridge Medway/Franklin line 24.4 meters (80 ft)[1] 42°8′24.32″N 71°23′22.39″W / 42.1400889°N 71.3895528°W / 42.1400889; -71.3895528 (Walker Street bridge)
Sanford Street bridge 42°8′17.96″N 71°23′54″W / 42.1383222°N 71.39833°W / 42.1383222; -71.39833 (Sanford Street bridge) Sanford Mills on the Charles River, Medway MA.jpg
dam Charles River, Medway MA.jpg
Shaw Street/Elm Street bridge 42°8′11.40″N 71°25′6.72″W / 42.1365000°N 71.4185333°W / 42.1365000; -71.4185333 (Shaw Street / Elm Street bridge)
Woodland Park bridge 42°8′19.39″N 71°25′18.92″W / 42.1387194°N 71.4219222°W / 42.1387194; -71.4219222 (Woodland Park bridge)
dam 42°8′20.62″N 71°25′27.07″W / 42.1390611°N 71.4241861°W / 42.1390611; -71.4241861 (dam)
Franklin Street / Pond Street bridge Medway/Franklin line 10.1 meters (33 ft)[1] 42°8′17.36″N 71°25′51.87″W / 42.1381556°N 71.4310750°W / 42.1381556; -71.4310750 (Franklin Street / Pond Street bridge)
Pearl Street bridge Bellingham 20.5 meters (67 ft)[1] 42°7′51.52″N 71°26′38.53″W / 42.1309778°N 71.4440361°W / 42.1309778; -71.4440361 (Pearl Street bridge)
Plymouth Road bridge 12.5 meters (41 ft)[1] 42°7′22.07″N 71°26′51.69″W / 42.1227972°N 71.4476917°W / 42.1227972; -71.4476917 (Plymouth Road bridge)
Maple Street bridge 12.2 meters (40 ft)[1] 42°7′10.32″N 71°27′12.35″W / 42.1195333°N 71.4534306°W / 42.1195333; -71.4534306 (Maple Street bridge)
I-495 bridge I‑495 10.1 meters (33 ft)[1] 42°06′27″N 71°27′30″W / 42.10750°N 71.45833°W / 42.10750; -71.45833 (I-495 bridge)
High Street 10.7 meters (35 ft)[1] 42°5′50.69″N 71°27′33.07″W / 42.0974139°N 71.4591861°W / 42.0974139; -71.4591861 (High Street bridge)
rail bridge (ruin?) 42°5′22.91″N 71°28′13.16″W / 42.0896972°N 71.4703222°W / 42.0896972; -71.4703222 (rail bridge (ruin?))
North Main Street Route 126 9.4 meters (31 ft)[1] 42°05′39″N 71°28′34″W / 42.09417°N 71.47611°W / 42.09417; -71.47611 (North Main Street)
rail bridge 42°5′39.54″N 71°28′50.71″W / 42.0943167°N 71.4807528°W / 42.0943167; -71.4807528 (rail bridge)
Depot Street 16.5 meters (54 ft)[1] 42°5′38.39″N 71°28′55.65″W / 42.0939972°N 71.4821250°W / 42.0939972; -71.4821250 (Depot Street)
Maple Street 42°6′12.41″N 71°29′59.19″W / 42.1034472°N 71.4997750°W / 42.1034472; -71.4997750 (Maple Street)
Mellon Street 42°07′0.8″N 71°30′5″W / 42.116889°N 71.50139°W / 42.116889; -71.50139 (Mellon Street)
Howard Street 42°07′5.30″N 71°30′17.88″W / 42.1181389°N 71.5049667°W / 42.1181389; -71.5049667 (Howard Street)
rail bridge 42°7′7.22″N 71°30′20.97″W / 42.1186722°N 71.5058250°W / 42.1186722; -71.5058250 (rail bridge)
Howard Street Milford 42°07′32″N 71°30′33″W / 42.12556°N 71.50917°W / 42.12556; -71.50917 (Howard Street)
Central Street 42°08′21″N 71°30′45″W / 42.13917°N 71.51250°W / 42.13917; -71.51250 (Central Street)
Main Street Route 16 42°08′37″N 71°30′47″W / 42.14361°N 71.51306°W / 42.14361; -71.51306 (Main Street)
Dilla Street 42°09′41″N 71°30′43″W / 42.16139°N 71.51194°W / 42.16139; -71.51194 (Dilla Street)
I-495 bridge (Exit 20) I‑495 42°10′04″N 71°30′41″W / 42.16778°N 71.51139°W / 42.16778; -71.51139 (I-495 bridge)
Route 85 bridge Route 85 42°10′26″N 71°30′30″W / 42.17389°N 71.50833°W / 42.17389; -71.50833 (Route 85 bridge)
Route 85 bridge Route 85 42°10′55″N 71°30′22″W / 42.18194°N 71.50611°W / 42.18194; -71.50611 (Route 85 bridge)

Source: Echo Lake 42°11′35″N 71°30′43″W / 42.193012°N 71.5119°W / 42.193012; -71.5119 (Echo Lake (river source))

References[edit]

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