List of crossings of the Merrimack River

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This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Merrimack River from its mouth in the Gulf of Maine at Newburyport, Massachusetts, upstream to its source at the merger of two rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire. Some pedestrian bridges and abandoned bridges are also listed.

List of crossings of the Merrimack River is located in Massachusetts
List of crossings of the Merrimack River
River mouth
List of crossings of the Merrimack River is located in New Hampshire
List of crossings of the Merrimack River
River source

Crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Location Built Coordinates References

Massachusetts[edit]

Newburyport Turnpike Bridge U.S. Route 1, MA Route 1A Newburyport and Salisbury 42°48′57.89″N 70°52′24.29″W / 42.8160806°N 70.8734139°W / 42.8160806; -70.8734139 (Newburyport Turnpike Bridge)
Newburyport Railroad Bridge Newburyport Railroad 42°48′57.40″N 70°52′22.27″W / 42.8159444°N 70.8728528°W / 42.8159444; -70.8728528 (Newburyport Railroad Bridge) [1]
Chain Bridge Spofford Street (south bank to Deer Island) Newburyport and Amesbury 42°50′1.19″N 70°54′24.53″W / 42.8336639°N 70.9068139°W / 42.8336639; -70.9068139 (Chain Bridge)
Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge Spofford Street (north bank to Deer Island) 42°50′7.53″N 70°54′26.97″W / 42.8354250°N 70.9074917°W / 42.8354250; -70.9074917 (Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge)
John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge I-95 1951 42°50′4.12″N 70°54′42.24″W / 42.8344778°N 70.9117333°W / 42.8344778; -70.9117333 (John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge) [2]
Rocks Village Bridge East Main Street Haverhill and West Newbury 42°48′38.54″N 70°59′59.69″W / 42.8107056°N 70.9999139°W / 42.8107056; -70.9999139 (East Main Street Bridge)
Bates Bridge Groveland Street Haverhill and Groveland 42°45′49.88″N 71°2′2.92″W / 42.7638556°N 71.0341444°W / 42.7638556; -71.0341444 (Bates Bridge)
Basiliere Bridge MA Route 125 (Main Street / South Main Street) Haverhill 42°46′25.43″N 71°4′34.46″W / 42.7737306°N 71.0762389°W / 42.7737306; -71.0762389 (Basiliere Bridge) [3]
Joseph C. Cameau Bridge River Road
O'Riley Memorial Bridge I-495 Lawrence 42°42′23.93″N 71°8′18.78″W / 42.7066472°N 71.1385500°W / 42.7066472; -71.1385500 (I-495 Bridge, Lawrence)
Duck Bridge South Union Street 42°42′15.51″N 71°9′12.14″W / 42.7043083°N 71.1533722°W / 42.7043083; -71.1533722 (South Union Street Bridge)
Joseph W. Casey Bridge Massachusetts Route 114 42°42′12.77″N 71°9′37.34″W / 42.7035472°N 71.1603722°W / 42.7035472; -71.1603722 (Parker Street Bridge)
O'Leary Bridge MA Route 28 (Broadway) 42°42′4.32″N 71°9′55.93″W / 42.7012000°N 71.1655361°W / 42.7012000; -71.1655361 (E.F. O'Leary Bridge)
Merrimack-Methuen Bridge I-93 Methuen and Andover 42°42′1.82″N 71°12′35.27″W / 42.7005056°N 71.2097972°W / 42.7005056; -71.2097972 (Interstate 93 Bridge, Methuen)
Hunts Falls Bridge MA Route 38 (Nesmith St) Lowell 1959 42°38′48.76″N 71°17′57.39″W / 42.6468778°N 71.2992750°W / 42.6468778; -71.2992750 (Hunts Falls Bridge)
John E. Cox Bridge Bridge Street 1937 (Crossing dates to 1830s[4]) 42°38′53.30″N 71°18′18.55″W / 42.6481389°N 71.3051528°W / 42.6481389; -71.3051528 (John E. Cox Bridge) [5]
Ouellette Bridge Aiken Street / Aiken Avenue 1883 42°39′17.01″N 71°18′55.51″W / 42.6547250°N 71.3154194°W / 42.6547250; -71.3154194 (Ouellette Bridge) [6]
University Avenue Bridge (Massachusetts) University Avenue 2013 42°39′5.76″N 71°19′29.14″W / 42.6516000°N 71.3247611°W / 42.6516000; -71.3247611 (Unnamed Bridge)
Mammoth Road Bridge School Street / Mammoth Rd 2005 (Rebuilt from a bridge built in 1917, crossing dates to 1792[7]) 42°38′58.36″N 71°19′49.98″W / 42.6495444°N 71.3305500°W / 42.6495444; -71.3305500 (O'Donnell Bridge) [8]
Rourke Bridge Wood Street 1983 42°38′18.58″N 71°21′24.31″W / 42.6384944°N 71.3567528°W / 42.6384944; -71.3567528 (Rourke Bridge) The bridge is a "temporary" structure, but it might be replaced by a permanent structure soon.
Tyngsborough Bridge MA Route 3A, MA Route 113 Tyngsborough 1932, Rebuilt 1975 42°40′33.66″N 71°25′16.33″W / 42.6760167°N 71.4212028°W / 42.6760167; -71.4212028 (Tyngsboro Bridge)

New Hampshire[edit]

Circumferential Highway Bridge Circumferential Highway Nashua and Hudson 1973 (twinned in 2000) 42°43′27″N 71°26′17″W / 42.72417°N 71.43806°W / 42.72417; -71.43806 (Circumferential Highway) Formerly the Sagamore Bridge
Taylor Falls Bridge NH Route 111 1970 (Taylor Falls/eastbound span) & 1973 (Veterans Memorial/westbound span) 42°45′48″N 71°26′37″W / 42.76333°N 71.44361°W / 42.76333; -71.44361 (Taylor Falls Bridge)
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (New Hampshire) Manchester Airport Access Road (Raymond Wieczorek Drive) Bedford and Manchester 2011 42°54′48″N 71°27′11″W / 42.91333°N 71.45306°W / 42.91333; -71.45306 (Manchester Airport Access Road)
Interstate 293 Bridge I-293/NH Route 101/NH Route 3A 1960 42°56′50″N 71°27′38″W / 42.94722°N 71.46056°W / 42.94722; -71.46056 (I-293 bridge)
Queen City Bridge U.S. Route 3 Manchester 1923 42°58′27″N 71°28′19″W / 42.97417°N 71.47194°W / 42.97417; -71.47194 (Queen City Bridge)
Granite Street Bridge 1981 42°59′7″N 71°28′11″W / 42.98528°N 71.46972°W / 42.98528; -71.46972 (Granite Street Bridge)
Notre Dame Bridge 1988 (twinned in 1990) 42°59′39″N 71°28′10″W / 42.99417°N 71.46944°W / 42.99417; -71.46944 (Notre Dame Bridge/West Bridge)
Amoskeag Bridge 1970 43°0′13″N 71°28′11″W / 43.00361°N 71.46972°W / 43.00361; -71.46972 (Amoskeag Bridge)
Interstate 93 Bridge I-93 Hooksett and Manchester 1976 43°2′27″N 71°27′39″W / 43.04083°N 71.46083°W / 43.04083; -71.46083 (I-93 bridge)
Main Street Bridge (Hooksett, New Hampshire) Hooksett 1976 43°5′44″N 71°27′52″W / 43.09556°N 71.46444°W / 43.09556; -71.46444 (Main Street Bridge)
43°5′45″N 71°27′50″W / 43.09583°N 71.46389°W / 43.09583; -71.46389 (Springfield Terminal railroad) [9]
Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge U.S. Route 3 Concord 1998 43°11′35″N 71°31′26″W / 43.19306°N 71.52389°W / 43.19306; -71.52389 (Korea Veterans Memorial Bridge)
World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge NH Route 9 1966 43°12′32″N 71°31′50″W / 43.20889°N 71.53056°W / 43.20889; -71.53056 (World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge)
Veterans Memorial Bridge (Concord, New Hampshire) I-393/U.S. Route 4/U.S. Route 202 1978 43°13′10″N 71°31′23″W / 43.21944°N 71.52306°W / 43.21944; -71.52306 (Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Memorial Bridge)
Interstate 93 Bridge I-93/U.S. Route 4 1959 43°13′46″N 71°32′11″W / 43.22944°N 71.53639°W / 43.22944; -71.53639 (highway bridge)
Sewalls Falls Bridge 1915 43°16′16″N 71°33′53″W / 43.27111°N 71.56472°W / 43.27111; -71.56472 (Sewalls Falls Road bridge)
New Hampshire Veterans Memorial Bridge U.S. Route 4 Boscawen and Canterbury 2005 43°17′24″N 71°35′15.43″W / 43.29000°N 71.5876194°W / 43.29000; -71.5876194 (US 4 bridge)
Boscawen-Canterbury Bridge 1907 43°19′3.32″N 71°37′5″W / 43.3175889°N 71.61806°W / 43.3175889; -71.61806 (Old Canterbury Road bridge) Bridge removed in 2014[10]

River source at confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire at 43°26′12″N 71°38′54″W / 43.43667°N 71.64833°W / 43.43667; -71.64833 (source/confluence).

List of crossings of the Merrimack River is located in New Hampshire
List of crossings of the Merrimack River
River source

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.salisburyma.gov/trails/OldEasternMarshTrailSigns.pdf
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
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  4. ^ "Lowell, MA - Official Website". www.lowellma.gov. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ [4][dead link]
  7. ^ Pohl, Janet. "University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Lowell History". library.uml.edu. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  8. ^ [5][dead link]
  9. ^ Walker, Mike (1995). Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: Northeast U.S.A. Steam Powered Video. 
  10. ^ Iain Wilson (November 19, 2014). "After 100 years, Canterbury/Boscawen bridge knocked down, removed". Concord Monitor. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

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