List of crossings of the Charles River

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Five bridges over the Charles River are visible in this photograph; in order from front to back, they are 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.
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This is a list of the crossings of the Charles River from its mouth at Boston Harbor upstream to its source at Echo Lake (the four tunnels crossing the inner portion of Boston Harbor are not included). All locations are in Massachusetts.

Crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Location Built Length Notes Coordinates Image
Charlestown Bridge Route 99(N. Washington St) 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] The Boston Museum of Science is located on this bridge 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 1927 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 carries Cambridge Street in Boston on half of the 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 1900 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 Demolished 2017[6] 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
Cpl. Joseph U. Thompson Footbridge (new) 2018 Replaced old span Joseph Thompos Footbridge span replacement.jpg
Bridge Street Bridge 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) Bridge Street Bridge.agr.jpg
Bemis Dam (breached) 1821[7] 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 Bridge Waltham 33.4 meters (110 ft)[1] 42°22′1.3″N 71°13′5.1″W / 42.367028°N 71.218083°W / 42.367028; -71.218083 (Farwell Street bridge) Farwell Street Bridge Waltham 1930s.jpg
Bleachery Footbridge Former pedestrian bridge site, demolished 1960s. 42°22′8.2″N 71°13′20.4″W / 42.368944°N 71.222333°W / 42.368944; -71.222333 (Bleachery Footbridge) CharlesRiverBleacheryFootbridgeSite.jpg
Bleachery Dam No crossing 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) CharlesRiver BleacheryDam.jpg
Mary T. Early Footbridge 2004 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) Mary T. Early Footbridge.agr.jpg
Boston & Maine Railroad trestle (abandoned) abandoned Watertown Branch Railroad Demolished in 2016 42°22′11.11″N 71°13′26.29″W / 42.3697528°N 71.2239694°W / 42.3697528; -71.2239694 (Boston & Maine Railroad bridge) Watertown Branch trestle, Bleachery, Waltham in snow.jpg
Charles F. Graceffa Bridge Newton Street 1877 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 bridge) 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 bridge) CharlesRiver ElmStreetBridgeWaltham.jpg
Boston & Maine Railroad trestle (abandoned) abandoned Watertown Branch Demolished in 2015 42°22′22.21″N 71°13′59.12″W / 42.3728361°N 71.2330889°W / 42.3728361; -71.2330889 (Boston & Maine Railroad bridge) 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 1889 40.2 meters (132 ft)[1] Carries Prospect Street; 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
Commonwealth Avenue/South Avenue Bridge Route 30 Newton to Weston 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 (MA 30) bridge) CharlesRiver Route30Bridge.jpg
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 bridge) CharlesRiver I90-I95ConnectorNorthBridge.jpg
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) bridge) CharlesRiver MassTurnpikeBridge.jpg
I-90/I-95 connector I‑90 / I‑95 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 bridge) I-90 I-95 connector bridge over the Charles River, Newton MA.jpg
Footbridge from Riverside Rd., Newton to Recreation Rd., Weston pedestrians and bicycles? reported closed but google maps shows new bridge? 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
Road bridge from Riverside Rd., Newton to Recreation Rd., Weston demolished 1960s around time of Massachusetts Turnpike Extension 42°20′28.36″N 71°15′29.73″W / 42.3412111°N 71.2582583°W / 42.3412111; -71.2582583 (Newton / Weston road bridge) [1]
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
Riverside Park Footbridge pedestrians - accessible from Riverside Park off Recreation Rd., Weston 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 bridge) 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 bridge) CharlesRiver I95BridgeAtMartinGolfCourse.jpg
Concord Street/Park Road bridge 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 bridge) 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[8] 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 bridge) Newton Wellesley Lower Falls Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Wellesley MA.jpg
Washington Street Bridge 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) bridge) 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′31.6″N 71°15′15.8″W / 42.325444°N 71.254389°W / 42.325444; -71.254389 (Cordingly Dam and Falls) Cordingly Dam and Falls, Wellesley MA.jpg
Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge 1983[9] Previous bridges built in 1909 and before 1906[9] 42°19′33″N 71°15′16″W / 42.32583°N 71.25444°W / 42.32583; -71.25444 (Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge) Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge, Wellesley MA.jpg
Wales Street/Walnut Street Bridge 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 bridge) Wales Street Walnut Street bridge, Wellesley MA.jpg
Cochituate Aqueduct Closed. 1848 42°19′27.48″N 71°14′59.95″W / 42.3243000°N 71.2499861°W / 42.3243000; -71.2499861 (Cochituate Aqueduct bridge) CochituateAqueduct CharlesRiverBridge.jpg
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 bridge) Interstate95 CharlesRiverBridgeNewtonWellesley.jpg
Boston-Worcester Turnpike Bridge 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 (MA 9) bridge) CharlesRiver Route9Bridge.jpg
Metropolitan Circular Dam No crossing. 2010s replacement for older dam 42°18′59.6″N 71°13′41.1″W / 42.316556°N 71.228083°W / 42.316556; -71.228083 (Metropolitan Circular Dam) Dam, Hemlock Gorge.jpg
Echo Bridge pedestrians, bicycles, and the Sudbury Aqueduct Newton to Needham 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 No crossing. 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/Central Avenue Bridge 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 bridge) CharlesRiver ElliotStreetBridgeNewton.jpg
rail bridge Closed. Formerly carried the 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) CharlesRiver FormerRRBridgeOffFremontStreet.jpg
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 bridge) NewtonMA NeedhamStreetBridge.jpg
rail bridge Closed. 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) CharlesRiver FormerRRBridgeOffChristinaStreet.jpg
Kendrick Street/Nahanton Street Bridge 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 bridge) CharlesRiver NahantonStreetBridge.jpg
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 bridge) CharlesRiver MBTANeedhamBranchBridge.jpg
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) CharlesRiver NorthernRoute109BridgeDedham.jpg
Ames Street Bridge 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) CharlesRiver AmesStreetBridgeDedham.jpg
Bridge Street Bridge 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 bridge) CharlesRiver SouthernRoute109BridgeDedham.jpg
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 bridge)
Between exits 17 & 18 on I-95
Interstate 95 Route 128 bridge over the Charles River, Dedham MA.jpg
Greendale Avenue/Lyons Street Bridge 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 bridge) Greendale Avenue Lyons Street bridge, Dedham MA.jpg
Route 135/West Street/Dedham Avenue Bridge 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 bridge) 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) NeedhamDoverMA CharlesRiver ChestnutStreetBridge.jpg
dam No crossing. A USGS flow gauge is located here. 42°15′22.7″N 71°15′34.8″W / 42.256306°N 71.259667°W / 42.256306; -71.259667 (dam) DoverMA CharlesRiver DamOffMillStreet.jpg
dam No crossing. 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/South Street Bridge 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 bridge) Willow Street bridge over the Charles River, Dover MA.jpg
rail bridge Closed. Formerly carried the 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) NeedhamDoverMA CharlesRiver DoverStreetCharlesStreetBridge.jpg
Cheney Drive Bridge 19.5 meters (64 ft)[1] Access road to Elm Bank Reservation. 42°16′32.68″N 71°18′34.38″W / 42.2757444°N 71.3095500°W / 42.2757444; -71.3095500 (Cheney Drive bridge) DoverMA ElmBank CheneyRoadBridge2.jpg
Water Street Bridge No longer extant. South Natick 42°16′13.8″N 71°18′31.3″W / 42.270500°N 71.308694°W / 42.270500; -71.308694 (Water Street bridge) NatickMA WaterStreetBridgeAbutments.jpg
Pleasant Street Bridge 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) Eliot Bridge.jpg
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
Sargent Bridge No public access. 42°16′01″N 71°19′16″W / 42.26696°N 71.32112°W / 42.26696; -71.32112 (pedestrian crossing) NatickMA CharlesRiver PedestrianBridge.jpg
Farm Road/Bridge Street Bridge Sherborn to Dover 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) DoverSherbornMA FarmRoadBridgeStreetBridge.jpg
rail bridge CSX Mansfield Secondary Sherborn to Medfield 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) 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 to Millis 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) MillisAndMedfieldMA Route109CharlesRiverBridge.jpg
Dwight's Bridge Dwight Street Millis to Medfield Over the Charles River off Causeway Street on Dwight Street. This was so named and built so Timothy Dwight could get to land he owned in the area. This bridge was washed out in the Great 1936 Flood and never rebuilt.[10] 42°10′24.8″N 71°19′23.3″W / 42.173556°N 71.323139°W / 42.173556; -71.323139 (Dwight Street bridge site) MillisAndMedfieldMA CharlesRiverWithDwightStreetBridgeAbutment.jpg
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) MillisAndMedfieldMA ForestRoadBridge.jpg
Norfolk Road Bridge Route 115 Millis 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) MillisMA Route115CharlesRiverBridge.jpg
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 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 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 Medway to Franklin 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
Sanford Mill Dam 42°8′19.2″N 71°23′55.4″W / 42.138667°N 71.398722°W / 42.138667; -71.398722 (Sanford Mill 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 No crossing. 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 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) CharlesRiver MapleStreetBridge.jpg
Maple Street Dam 42°7′8.6″N 71°27′15.2″W / 42.119056°N 71.454222°W / 42.119056; -71.454222 (Maple Street dam) CharlesRiver MapleStreetDam.jpg
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 Bridge 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) CharlesRiver BellinghamHighStreetBridge.jpg
footbridge Onetime road bridge site 42°5′22.91″N 71°28′13.16″W / 42.0896972°N 71.4703222°W / 42.0896972; -71.4703222 (Footbridge) CharlesRiver BellinghamFootbridge.jpg
North Main Street Bridge 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 bridge) CharlesRiver NorthMainStreetBridge Bellingham.jpg
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 Bridge 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 bridge)
Hartford Avenue Bridge Bellingham to Mendon/Hopedale 42°6′12.41″N 71°29′59.19″W / 42.1034472°N 71.4997750°W / 42.1034472; -71.4997750 (Hartford Avenue bridge)
rail bridge Bellingham to Hopedale 42°06′41.8″N 71°30′4.9″W / 42.111611°N 71.501361°W / 42.111611; -71.501361 (rail bridge)
Mellen Street Bridge and Dam Bellingham to Hopedale 42°07′0.8″N 71°30′5″W / 42.116889°N 71.50139°W / 42.116889; -71.50139 (Mellon Street bridge and dam) BellinghamAndHopedaleMA CharlesRiver MellenStreetBridge.jpg
Howard Street Bridge Hopedale to Milford 42°07′5.30″N 71°30′17.88″W / 42.1181389°N 71.5049667°W / 42.1181389; -71.5049667 (Howard Street bridge) HopedaleAndMilfordMA CharlesRiver HowardStreetBridge.jpg
rail bridge 42°7′7.22″N 71°30′20.97″W / 42.1186722°N 71.5058250°W / 42.1186722; -71.5058250 (rail bridge) HopedaleAndMilfordMA CharlesRiver RRBridgeNorthOfHowardStreet.jpg
Howard Street Bridge Milford 42°07′32″N 71°30′33″W / 42.12556°N 71.50917°W / 42.12556; -71.50917 (Howard Street bridge) MilfordMA CharlesRiver HowardStreetBridge.jpg
rail bridge 42°7′36.9″N 71°30′33.9″W / 42.126917°N 71.509417°W / 42.126917; -71.509417 (rail bridge) MilfordMA CharlesRiver RRBridgeNorthOfHowardStreet.jpg
Central Street Bridge 42°08′21″N 71°30′45″W / 42.13917°N 71.51250°W / 42.13917; -71.51250 (Central Street bridge) MilfordMA CharlesRiver CentralStreetBridge.jpg
Main Street Culvert Route 16 42°08′37″N 71°30′47″W / 42.14361°N 71.51306°W / 42.14361; -71.51306 (Main Street culvert) MilfordMA CharlesRiverRoute16CulvertUpperEnd.jpg
Milford Pond Dam and Footbridge 42°08′50.9″N 71°30′49.2″W / 42.147472°N 71.513667°W / 42.147472; -71.513667 (Milford Pond Dam and Footbridge) MilfordMA MilfordPondFootbridge.jpg
Dilla Street Bridge 42°09′41″N 71°30′43″W / 42.16139°N 71.51194°W / 42.16139; -71.51194 (Dilla Street bridge) MilfordMA DillaStreetBridgeAndDam.jpg
Dilla Street Dam 42°09′41.3″N 71°30′41.8″W / 42.161472°N 71.511611°W / 42.161472; -71.511611 (Dilla Street dam)
old road bridge 42°09′52.3″N 71°30′38.7″W / 42.164528°N 71.510750°W / 42.164528; -71.510750 (old road bridge) MilfordMA UpperCharlesTrail OldRoadBridge.jpg
culvert Upper Charles Trail 42°09′52.4″N 71°30′38.9″W / 42.164556°N 71.510806°W / 42.164556; -71.510806 (culvert) MilfordMA UpperCharlesTrail CharlesRiverCrossingNorthOfCedarStreet.jpg
I-495 culvert (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) MilfordMA I495 CharlesRiverCulvert.jpg
Wildcat Pond Bridge and Dam Private road 42°7′8.6″N 71°27′15.2″W / 42.119056°N 71.454222°W / 42.119056; -71.454222 (Wildcat Pond Bridge and Dam) CharlesRiver WildcatPond BridgeAndDam.jpg
footbridge 42°10′22.3″N 71°30′34.3″W / 42.172861°N 71.509528°W / 42.172861; -71.509528 (footbridge) CharlesRiver MilfordTrailsFootbridge4.jpg
bridge Upper Charles River Trail 42°10′25.7″N 71°30′30.6″W / 42.173806°N 71.508500°W / 42.173806; -71.508500 (Upper Charles River Trail bridge) CharlesRiver MilfordUpperCharlesRiverTrail SouthernBridge.jpg
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) CharlesRiver SouthernRoute85Bridge.jpg
footbridge 42°10′43.7″N 71°30′21.7″W / 42.178806°N 71.506028°W / 42.178806; -71.506028 (footbridge) CharlesRiver MilfordTrailsFootbridge3.jpg
bridge Upper Charles River Trail 42°10′44.1″N 71°30′22.1″W / 42.178917°N 71.506139°W / 42.178917; -71.506139 (Upper Charles River Trail bridge) CharlesRiver MilfordUpperCharlesRiverTrail NorthernBridge.jpg
footbridge 42°10′52.5″N 71°30′19.7″W / 42.181250°N 71.505472°W / 42.181250; -71.505472 (footbridge) CharlesRiver MilfordTrailsFootbridge2.jpg
footbridge 42°10′54.8″N 71°30′20.8″W / 42.181889°N 71.505778°W / 42.181889; -71.505778 (footbridge) CharlesRiver MilfordTrailsFootbridge1.jpg
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) CharlesRiver NorthernRoute85Bridge.jpg
Echo Lake Dam No crossing. Hopkinton 42°11′32″N 71°30′28.7″W / 42.19222°N 71.507972°W / 42.19222; -71.507972 (Echo Lake Dam) CharlesRiver EchoLakeDam.jpg

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))

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References[edit]

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