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MBTA - South Elm Street Overpass

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Description 

"The skewed, thru plate girder bridge was fabricated by the Boston Bridge Works in 1908, according to the builder's plate on the bridge. Each track is carried independently on 2 girders with 4 stringers and lower lateral bracing. The bridge carries 2 main tracks and a siding, which was originally the B & M branch line from Georgetown, which joined the main line at this location. The bridge has continuous stone abutments laid and was probably constructed as part of the Boston and Maine's grade-crossing elimination program." - Massachusetts Historical Commission (P.K. Lazrus, MBTA Historic Property Survey, 11/1987)

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over South Elm Street on MBTA Haverhill Line
Location
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908 by Boston Bridge Works
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.8 ft.
Total length: 59.0 ft.
Skew angle
24 degrees
Also called
B&M Western Route Bridge No. 32.62
B&M Western Route Bridge No. A34
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.76899, -71.08639   (decimal degrees)
42°46'08" N, 71°05'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329302/4737273 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haverhill
Inventory number
BH 65821 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin