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Keystone Bridge Trail - Whistler Bridge #5

Photos 

Photo taken by Cory Lawler

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BH Photo #247287

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over West Branch Westfield River on Trail
Location
Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to Pedestrians and Equestrians
History
Built 1840, Bypassed/Abandoned 1912, Converted to a trail 2000-2001
Builders
- Alexander Birnie (stonemason)
- George Washington Whistler of Fort Wayne, Indiana (Designer)
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (BA)
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Middlefield-Becket Stone Arch Railroad Bridge District
Also called
Keystone Bridge A
Keystone Bridge Trail - Keystone Bridge A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30866, -73.01442   (decimal degrees)
42°18'31" N, 73°00'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/663647/4685956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Becket
Inventory number
BH 55304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • November 11, 2013: New photo from Marc N Belanger
  • January 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph.

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Marc N Belanger - marcnbelanger [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER MA-156 - Whistler Bridge No. 5, Becket, Berkshire County, MA