Drawing of Northern Circumferential Highway over Essex St., Gloucester, Mass., 1945

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

06-05-1945

GUSN

GUSN-311133

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Description

This colored pencil perspective of a bridge over Essex St., in Gloucester, Mass depicts a concrete bridge with railings on the side. It overlooks a street and does not appear very tall or long.

Details

Descriptive Terms

one-point perspectives (perspective views)
bridges (built works)
arch bridges
concrete
highways
urban planning
one-point perspectives (perspective views)

Physical Description

21'' X 8.5'', colored pencil and ink on paper

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Date of Acquisition

2007

Reference Code

AR001.USMA.0385.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Donated by Earle G. Shettleworth on 1-7-2007.

Places

Gloucester (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Department of Public Works (Commonwealth of Massachusetts) (Engineer)

Material Type

one-point perspectives (perspective views)

Other Organizations

Department of Public Works (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

Subjects

Engineering

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Works, Office of Bridge Engineer designed this bridge to cross overhead Essex St., Gloucester Mass. Titled the "Northern Circumferential Highway," this drawing actually refers to the MA 128 (also referred to as the Yankee Division Highway) over the MA 133.

The bridge was completed in 1948 and is currently called the "Essex Avenue Bridge," open to traffic.

Source: http://bridgehunter.com/ma/essex/G050242U6MHDNBI/