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Summit Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

Summit Hill Road Bridge - South (RR East) elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2015

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BH Photo #322120

Map 

Description 

Built by the R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, MA in 1904 as the turntable for the Chester, MA roundhouse. Based on the NBI data for this site, it was relocated here in 1926 to replace a 1910 structure. CSX is in the process of widening the cut beneath the bridge to reduce maintenance issues posed by falling rock and winter icing. As part of this work, this bridge will likely be replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over CSX RR on Summit Hill Road
Location
Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Moved here in 1926 using 1904 railroad turntable from Chester, MA
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 59.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.37477, -73.11121   (decimal degrees)
42°22'29" N, 73°06'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/655506/4693115 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Becket
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
800
Inventory numbers
MA W09006 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 55300 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added photos & description
  • March 21, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged NBI data
  • January 24, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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