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Amtrak - Ten Mile River Bridge No. 32.50

Map 

Description 

"The Boston and Providence Railroad was chartered in 1831. Trains between Boston and Canton Junction (originally Canton) began operating on September 12, 1834. Through service between Boston and Providence began with the completion of the Canton Viaduct on July 28, 1835. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad obtained control of the Boston and Providence Railroad in 1893. The MBTA acquired the line between Boston and the Massachusetts border in 1973. Today, in addition to carrying local commuter rail service, the line carries Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington.

Interior three tracks are carried on a brick arch built circa 1880. On both sides of the brick arch, the bridge has been widened by constructing a one-track wide concrete arch with granite voussoirs, keystone, and coping."

-Charles Scott, MBTA Historical Property Survey Phase II, 11/1987

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Ten Mile River on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Location
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880, widened with concrete early 20th century
Builder
- George F. Folsom
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Boston & Providence Railroad (B&P)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Closed-spandrel brick/stone/concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 71.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93460, -71.28935   (decimal degrees)
41°56'05" N, 71°17'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/310201/4645049 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Attleboro
Inventory number
BH 67914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin