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Summer Street Bridge, Spanning Reserved Channel, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

Summer Street Bridge, Spanning Reserved Channel, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

 
 
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Significance: The Summer Street Bridge (over Reserved Channel) is the older of two known retractile drawbridges surviving in Massachusetts, and one of only four known to survive in the United States. The Summer Street Bridge is an advanced example of an unusual bridge type which eventually gave way to simpler, less expensive types of movable bridges in the twentieth century.
Survey number: HAER MA-135

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