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Florida Bridge

Photos 

General View

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #218558

Map 

Description 

Lattice truss attributed to Charles Hilton

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Deerfield River on River Road
Location
Florida, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by new bridge
Builders
- Charles Hilton
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 138.0 ft.
Also called
Zoar Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65287, -72.95476   (decimal degrees)
42°39'10" N, 72°57'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/667642/4724295 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rowe
Inventory number
BH 49916 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • May 25, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added some bridge data.
  • October 25, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MA-69 - Florida Bridge, Florida vicinity, Berkshire County, MA
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Florida Bridge
Posted April 26, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another bridge I wish I had a time machine for. Its so fascinating how utilitarian is is in comparison to its rural surroundings. And there are several unique design details that make it quite different from remaining examples of this type.

Thanks for uploading Chester! Its cool to see it in color :)