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Bridge Street Bridge


Bridge Street Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 2014


BH Photo #312630

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on Bridge Street in Great Barrington
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1951
- Collins Engineering Co.
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
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)
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

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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)