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Gale Avenue Bridge

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Gale Avenue Bridge

Photo from MACRIS Database

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BH Photo #323335

Map 

Description 

"Newest of 12 double-intersection Warren pony trusses in the MDPW database -- all 12 were built as highway overpasses over the Boston & Albany RR. Double-intersection Warren trusses are not common nationally and pony truss examples, in particular, are quite rare (only 2 other examples, both in Ohio, are presently known)."

S.J. Roper, October 1986

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Conrail Boston Line on Gale Avenue
Location
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1988
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
B&A Main Line Bridge No. 152.32
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.44392, -73.29133   (decimal degrees)
42°26'38" N, 73°17'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/640522/4700480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsfield West
Inventory number
BH 67237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1998)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 13.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
600

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2015: Added by Ian Martin