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Bridge Street Bridge

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Bridge Street Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 2014

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BH Photo #312630

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on Bridge Street in Great Barrington
Location
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1951
Builder
- Collins Engineering Co.
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 131.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.19250, -73.35917   (decimal degrees)
42°11'33" N, 73°21'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/635481/4672452 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Great Barrington
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
8,200
Inventory numbers
MA G11007 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19183 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2021: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • October 25, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • February 24, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 6, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted July 25, 2020, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The date of construction of the Bridge Street Bridge is given as 1951 in MACRIS. The source of this date,oddly enough, is the date molded in the guardrail end posts.

According to Bernard A. Drew, a noted and reliable historian of the Brekshire area and its bridges, the Bridge Street Bridge was actually built in 1952, after a flood seriously damaged the previous bridge, an 1880 Lenticular through truss. The attached photo from the Berkshire Edge shows the bridge at that time. ("Bridge Street Bridge flood 1952")

(Photo by David Scribner, Berkshire Edge)