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Valley Street Bridge

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MA 01R 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2014

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Description 

This is a replacement bridge installed here in 1983. The previous bridge was a lenticular truss built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. in 1889.

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on Valley Street in Lenox
Location
Lenox Dale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open
History
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1983; replaced a previous bridge
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34361, -73.24556   (decimal degrees)
42°20'37" N, 73°14'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/644516/4689418 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Lee
Inventory numbers
MA L05020 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19202 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
650

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Corrected town; added description, photos.

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Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com