The Sagamore Bridge is a beautiful 1,408-foot long bridge in Sagamore, Massachusetts. It connects Cape Cod with the mainland of Massachusetts by carrying Route 6 and the Claire Saltonstall Bikeway across the Cape Cod Canal. It is one of two automobile canal crossings in the area, the other being the Bourne Bridge.
The Public Works Administration began construction on the bridge and its sister, the Bourne Bridge, in 1933 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Army Corps operates both the bridges and the canal to this day. Both bridges have a 616-foot main span with a 135-foot ship clearance and handle four lanes of traffic. On June 22, 1935, they opened to the public. The John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge, which connects I-95 from Newburyport to Amesbury, Massachusetts, was designed after the Sagamore and Bourne bridges.
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- Construction start: 1933
- Construction end: 1935
- Carries: US-6
- Crosses: Cape Cod Canal
- Design/Style: Arch bridge with suspended deck
- Total length: 1,408 feet
- Total width: 40 feet
- Clearance below: 135 feet
- Address: US-6
- Town: Bourne
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 41.77643 Lng -70.54336
- Parking notes: There are about 50 parking spots at the Sagamore Recreation Area along Canal Street in Sagamore Beach, MA. Parking is free and the views of the bridge are amazing!
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE