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MBTA - Winter Street Overpass

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Description 

"The 1928 thru plate girder bridge was fabricated by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pa., and approved by engineer J. Winchester. The bridge is composed of 3 girders with 4 stringers for each of the 2 tracks. Both tracks have lower lateral bracing and wooden floor beams. The bridge is flanked by 2 I-beam deck approach spans 11'-3" long with steel bents, much ..- like the other Haverhill bridges. The stone abutments are laid in 7 courses with alternating rows of headers and stretchers. A portion of the abutments probably dates to the earlier 1905 bridge fabricated by the New England Structural Company of E. Everett, Massachusetts." -Massachusetts Historical Commission (P.K. Lazrus, MBTA Historic Property Survey, 11/1987)

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Winter Street/MA 97 on MBTA Haverhill Line
Location
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.8 ft.
Total length: 64.2 ft.
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Also called
B&M Western Route Bridge No. 33.21
B&M Western Route Bridge No. A36
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.77759, -71.08725   (decimal degrees)
42°46'39" N, 71°05'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329256/4738229 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haverhill
Inventory number
BH 65823 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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