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Cushman Road Bridge


"Tied for sixth-oldest of the 22 known Pratt pony trusses in the MDPW database, and the older of the 2 "half-hip" variants among the 22 (K-1-2) is the other Pratt half-hip). Although the traffic loads crossing this bridge are now borne solely by the concrete box beams which replaced the existing timber stringers and deck in 1980, the original 1886 trusses and floorbeams survive, apparently almost unaltered. (The 1980 box beams, in effect, "bridge over" the historic structure, leaving it intact.) Built by an importance and innovative midwestern bridge company and one of only two known bridges in the database (B-5-2/P-1-1 is the other) to incorporate WIBCo's patented ribbed-T truss verticals. In an attractive rural landscape setting." -S.J. Roper, 5/17/1989

K-1-2 bridge referenced: http://bridgehunter.com/ma/plymouth/elm-street/

B-5-2 bridge referenced: http://bridgehunter.com/ma/hampshire/B050020PHMUNNBI/


Pratt pony truss bridge over Abbott Run River on Cushman Road
North Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1886, reconstructed 1980
- Tibbetts Engineering Corp. (1980 repairs)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93274, -71.36958   (decimal degrees)
41°55'58" N, 71°22'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/303544/4645024 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
MA N16003 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 89355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 22, 2020: Added by Ian Martin