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CSX - West Branch Westfield River Bridge (MP 133.96)

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CSX Bridge 133.96 - Deck view looking east

Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2015

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BH Photo #322152

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Description 

Skewed double-track through plate girder bridge over the West Branch of the Westfield River; the westernmost crossing of the river before it branches into its tributaries. Likely constructed during the B&A's extensive 1911-12 rebuilding.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over West Branch Westfield River on CSX Berkshire Subdivision
Location
Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca 1912
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
B&A - Bridge No. 133.96
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.33302, -73.08191   (decimal degrees)
42°19'59" N, 73°04'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/658023/4688533 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Becket
Inventory number
BH 66999 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin