Great Bridge (1884)
September, 1931-bridge will be replaced along with demolition of adjacent Berkshire Street Railway bridge.
Courtesy Gary Leveille; The Berkshire Edge-John Taylor photo.
BH Photo #493867
There has been a river crossing ar this point since the 18th Century. The first iron bridge was put up in about 1868 and was a Truesdell Patent Truss. Unfortunaely, after a few years the bridge became unstable, and in May of 1884 the town decided to replace it with one from the Berlin Iron Bridge Co, a lenticular truss which was in turn replaced in 1931.
- Lost Lenticular pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on State Road (future US-7) in Great Barrington.
- Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1884, replaced 1931
- - Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Lenticular pony truss
- Also called
- Great Barrington Bridge
State Road Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.20141, -73.35785 (decimal degrees)
42°12'05" N, 73°21'28" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/635570/4673444 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 92537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 19, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: added loss date to history
- April 5, 2021: Added by Chester Gehman
- March 31, 2021: New photo from Chester Gehman