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Berkley-Dighton Bridge (Third)

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View From Downstream the Taunton River

Photo taken by James Gonzalski in December 2007

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BH Photo #190064

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over Taunton River on Elm Street in Berkley
Location
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by temporary bridge in 2010
History
Built 1896
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Pin-connected through truss swing.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 320.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83501, -71.10846   (decimal degrees)
41°50'06" N, 71°06'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/324927/4633606 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Assonet
Inventory numbers
MA B08001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
7,040

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2010: New photos from James Gonzalski
  • June 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and GPS and listed bridge as doomed.

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