Bourne Bridge

Bourne Bridge

Infobox Bridge
bridge_name=Bourne Bridge

caption=Cape Cod Canal - Bourne Bridge
crosses=Cape Cod Canal
locale=Bourne, Massachusetts
maint=United States Army Corps of Engineers
design=Arch bridge with suspended deck
mainspan=616 ft (188 m)
length=2,384 ft (727 m)
width=45 ft (14 m)
below=135 ft (41 m)
open=June 22, 1935

coordinates= coord|41|44|52.36|N|70|35|23.12|W|display=inline,title

The Bourne Bridge in Bourne, Massachusetts carries Route 28 across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts, USA.

Most traffic approaching from the west follows Massachusetts Route 25, which ends at the interchange with US 6/Route 28 just north of the bridge, and provides freeway connections from Interstate 495 and Interstate 195.


The bridge, along with its sibling, the Sagamore Bridge, was constructed beginning in 1933 by the Public Works Administration for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which operates both the bridges and the canal. Both bridges carry four lanes of traffic over a 616-foot (188 m) main span, with a 135-foot (41 m) ship clearance, and opened on June 22, 1935. Due to the topography of the land, however, the approaches to the main span are considerably longer than those of the Sagamore.

The bridge replaces an earlier, 1911 drawbridge; the current structure was built to accommodate the widening of the canal. Like the old Sagamore Bridge, the original drawbridge's approaches are still accessible.

The bridge commences at a major rotary, this one on the east (Cape Cod) end.

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place = Cape Cod Canal
bridge = Bourne Bridge
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upstream = Sagamore Bridge
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downstream = Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge
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