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Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge

Photos 

MA 11M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman 09/18/1983

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BH Photo #371605

Map 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Green River on Pumpkin Hollow Road
Location
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888; replaced 1999
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
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:
Egremont
Inventory number
BH 61090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1994)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
40

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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Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

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:

https://tinyurl.com/ybfzapks

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?!?