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Harris Street Bridge

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Harris Street Bridge

2013 photo of Harris Street Bridge, looking west.

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in July 2013

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Description 

A pin-connected wrought-iron 6-panel Pratt truss built in 1887 to carry the city's principal water main from a nearby pumping station. The bridge is now closed to all traffic, but still carries the water pipe. The deck and railings are in serious disrepair.

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Overview
Truss bridge over Taunton River
Location
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1887
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 35.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1984
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90558, -71.06938   (decimal degrees)
41°54'20" N, 71°04'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/328361/4641363 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 84002123 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 58772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2013: Added by Marc N Belanger

Sources 

  • Marc N Belanger - mnbelanger [at] comcast [dot] net