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Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge


MA 11M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman 09/18/1983


BH Photo #371605



Bridge was actually located on a small section of Pumpkin Hollow Road in Great Barrington. A wooden pony truss of a bowstring nature was built in 1999 as a replacement. Apparently only the trusses were saved and are in storage in Great Barrington.


Bridge over Green River on Pumpkin Hollow Road
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1888; replaced 1999
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular pony truss
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 59.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Also called
Hollenbeck Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.18786, -73.41319   (decimal degrees)
42°11'16" N, 73°24'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/631030/4671853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 61090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added to description
  • June 8, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Modified description. Verified wood replacement.
  • May 28, 2014: Added by Chester Gehman

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Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge
Posted June 11, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Its a long time, but we can still be optimistic. We've had a Leneticular pony up here in VT has been in storage for 21 years now, but we are on schedule to have it reused on a pedestrian path within the next 3 years. Hope they can find a home for this one sooner!

Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge
Posted June 10, 2017, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Rumours are these trusses will be used somewhere-sometime but they have been at the Great Barrington Recycle Center for at least ten years--maybe more. These photos I took a couple of years ago.

Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge
Posted June 6, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found the saved trusses of this bridge. Looks like they are at an old town dump:


Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Pretty new bridge but why on earth didn't they fix the old one?!?