West Branch Housatonic River Bridge
Photo taken by Chester Gehman in February 2017
BH Photo #380239
"The present bridge was built as a combined effort of the City of Pittsfield and the Pittsfield Electric Street Railway Co., with the P.E.S.R.Co. to pay 1/3 of the cost. The Pittsfield Board of Public Works determined to build a "concrete steel" bridge, and hired Leonard C. Wason, president of the Aberthaw Construction Co., to design it. Construction began Nov. 14, 1904, and the bridge was completed to the top of the spandrel walls before the end of the year. The railings were put in, and the bridge was opened to traffic the following March."
-S.J. Roper, January 1991
- Concrete arch bridge over West Branch Housatonic River on West Street in Pittsfield
- Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
- Open to traffic
- Built 1904
- - Aberthaw Construction Co. of Boston, Massachusetts (Leonard C. Wason, designer)
- W.N. Flynt Granite Co.
- - Berkshire Street Railway (BSR)
- Pittsfield Electric Street Railway (PESR)
- Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 37.1 ft.
Deck width: 38.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.45000, -73.26361 (decimal degrees)
42°27'00" N, 73°15'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/642787/4701201 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Pittsfield West
- Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
- Inventory numbers
- MA P10035 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of November 2015)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- February 24, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
- April 25, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin