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Thacher Street Bridge

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Thacher Street Bridge over Conrail

Photo from MACRIS Database

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BH Photo #323279

Map 

Description 

"Pin-connected, wrought-iron(?), 7-panel Pratt pony truss, with counters in the 3 central panels. Die-forged eyebar lower chord. Floorbeams are riveted to verticals above lower pins, and the floorbeams' lower flanges continue across the sidewalk below the pins. Laced, battered verticals (originals only, replacements are battened.

Mortared, large-block granite abutments- U-abutment on west, straight abutment on east.

Although plans are dated June 1886, and the datestone also says 1886, the NYNH&H RR bridge list gives the date of construction for this bridge as 1888." - S.J. Roper, 5/1989

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Amtrak/MBTA on Thacher Street in Attleboro
Location
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1985; replaced 2006
Builders
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
- George F. Folsom (S.C., B&P RR)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Boston & Providence Railroad (B&P)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
NYNH&H Boston-Boston Switch Bridge No. 32.73
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93139, -71.29222   (decimal degrees)
41°55'53" N, 71°17'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/309954/4644699 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Attleboro
Inventory numbers
MA A16026 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged MACRIS Info.