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Ipswich River Railroad Bridge 23.02

Photos 

Deck view looking north

Photo taken by Ian Martin in October 2015

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BH Photo #339555

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Description 

Former B&M Newburyport Branch, now part of the Topsfield Linear Common/Border-to-Boston Trail/East Coast Greenway. One of the oldest riveted plate girder bridges in eastern MA.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Ipswich River on Topsfield Linear Common
Location
Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1888
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Topsfield Linear Common - Ipswich River Bridge
B&M Newburyport Branch Bridge 23.02
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62404, -70.93421   (decimal degrees)
42°37'27" N, 70°56'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/341384/4720880 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Inventory number
BH 62061 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
  • July 29, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin