General Edwards Bridge

Lynn-Revere, MA

Market: Bridge


Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation



The General Edwards Bridge is a multiple-span steel-girder bridge over the mouth of the Saugus River where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The central moveable span over the main navigation channel is a four-leaf, rolling-lift, bascule girder configuration that uses heavyweight concrete counterweights that are not enclosed in the bascule-span piers. In 2003, a seven-ton section of concrete fell from the counterweight into the water. SGH performed a condition assessment and designed emergency and permanent repairs.