Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

US 5 and 6 in Massachusetts

US 5 in Massachusetts

US 5
Get started longmeadow
End Bernardston
Length 53 mi
Length 86 km








According to ablogtophone, US 5 is a US Highway in the US state of Massachusetts. The road forms a north-south route through the west of the state, from the Connecticut border through Springfield to the Vermont border. US 5 is 86 kilometers long in Massachusetts.

Travel directions

US 5 runs parallel to Interstate 91 and the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, usually no more than 2 miles from the highway and the river. The southern portion of US 5 runs through the urbanized region of the city of Springfield. Further north, US 5 runs through more sparsely populated rural areas. The road is mostly single lane and of no through importance because of the parallel I-91.


US 5 was created in 1926. In the 1950’s a small section between I-91 and West Springfield was built as a freeway over 2 miles. Between 1964 and 1971, Interstate 91 was constructed parallel to US 5, thus ceasing US 5’s throughput.

Traffic intensities

In 2011, 52,800 vehicles drove daily over the South End Bridge in Springfield and 31,700 vehicles over the highway section in West Springfield. North of the metropolitan area, there are about 4,000 to 8,000 vehicles and 1,000 vehicles at the Vermont border.

US 6 in Massachusetts

US 6
Get started Seekonk
End Provincetown
Length 118 mi
Length 190 km
Rhode Island


Fall River

New Bedford





East Sandwich

Chase Road

West Barnstable




Dennis Port


According to beautyphoon, US 6 is a US Highway in the US state of Massachusetts. The route forms an east-west connection in the southeast of the state and runs from the metropolitan area of ​​Providence through the port towns of Fall River and New Bedford to Cape Cod, where the road ends in Provincetown. The route is 190 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The Veterans Memorial Bridge in Fall River.

The road begins as a secondary road parallel to Interstate 195 at Seekonk, a suburb of Providence. It then passes through the towns of Fall River and New Bedford and crosses a number of highways, including I-195, SR-24, and SR-140. From Sagamore, SR-3 becomes US 6, and US 6 becomes a highway connecting Cape Cod with Bostonconnects. This section of the highway is about 60 kilometers long and goes over a long peninsula. One passes the last larger town of Barnstable, and the highway ends at Orleans. Then a 2×2 lane main road continues to Provincetown, through an elongated marine wildlife area. The peninsula here extends almost 120 kilometers into the sea in a long arc.


the terminus of US 6 at Provincetown.

US 6 was created in 1926. Before that, the road was numbered as the NE-3. The Mid-Cape Highway was built between 1950 and 1959, the highway across the peninsula around Barnstable and Yarmouth.

US 6 originally crossed the Taunton River at Fall River via the Brightman Bridge. This was replaced in 2011 by the wider Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Traffic intensities

60,000 vehicles run daily at Sandwich and 47,000 vehicles at Barnstable and 50,000 vehicles at Yarmouth. The super two east of Yarmouth has 26,000 vehicles, dropping to 17,000 until Provincetown.

Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker HillMemorial Bridge
Spans Charles River
Lanes 2×4+2
Total length 436 meters
Main span 227 meters
Bridge deck height 12 meters
Opening 03/30/2003
Traffic intensity 155,200 mvt/day
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The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, or Zakim Bridge for short, is a cable- stayed bridge in the United States, located in Boston, Massachusetts.


Spanning the Charles River in Boston, the Zakim Bridge is a cable- stayed bridge with a total length of 436 meters and a main span of 227 meters. The bridge is mainly known for the wide bridge deck of 56 meters, one of the widest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The bridge pylons are 82 meters high and the free passage under the bridge deck is 12 meters. Over the bridge runs Interstate 93 in Massachusetts with 2×4 lanes and emergency lanes plus a two-lane connecting road on the north side that is attached to the bridge. Immediately west of the bridge is the 2×2 lane Leverett Circle Connector Bridge from I-93 to Storrow Drive.


The first highway bridge was built at this location in the early 1950s, the Charlestown High Bridge which opened in 1954 and was a double-deck truss bridge with 2×3 lanes. This bridge was already seriously overloaded after a few decades and in the context of the so-called “Big Dig” this bridge was also replaced by the current Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. This bridge was built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The bridge was completed in 2002 but was not phased into operation until 2003 when the connecting tunnel from I-93 through Boston was commissioned. On March 30, 2003, traffic was directed north over the new bridge and from December 20, 2003, traffic also moved south over the new bridge. The old bridge was subsequently demolished in 2004.

The bridge is named after Leonard P. Zakim (1953-1999) a champion of civil rights and the Battle of Bunker Hill that took place in 1775.

Traffic intensities

In 2009, 155,200 vehicles crossed the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge every day.

Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

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