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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 July 21, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Very good news. This is a rare type and should be out where it can be viewed and used.

Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge
Posted July 21, 2018, by paul joffe (paul [at] paulsemail [dot] com)


i purchased the bridge-remains from the town and i am working with engineers to re-erect it as an ADA compliant walkway to a rebuilt church on main street. it is being stored at the dump, although people here don't like that word. it should be moved to its final location on main street where it can be visited before winter 2018.

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?!?