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Old Route 8 Bridge

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MA 35M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2014

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BH Photo #371600

Map 

Description 

Through-truss on by-passed road. Two dams downriver necessitated relocation of Route 8. Goodwin or Hogback Dam, 1955, and Colebrook River Dam, 1969. As a result, the village of Colebrook River (CT) is now submerged. Road and bridge provide access for fishermen; end of road is underwater.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over West Branch Farmington River on Colebrook River Road/ Old Route 8
Location
Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic on dead end road
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Through truss; skewed
Dimensions
Span length: 136.2 ft.
Total length: 136.2 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.07043, -73.06181   (decimal degrees)
42°04'14" N, 73°03'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/660342/4659413 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tolland Center
Elevation
738 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 61259 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 82.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
30

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: Updated by James Baughn: Merged duplicate pages
  • June 15, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added category "Skewed"
  • June 8, 2014: Added by Chester Gehman

Sources 

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