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Danvers Rail Trail - Andover Street Overpass

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Deck view looking north

Photo taken by Ian Martin in October 2015

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BH Photo #339554

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    Description 

    "The Danvers Railroad secured the Andover Street crossing rights in 1854, and in 1898, when the line was part of the Boston and Maine system, a thru plate girder bridge fabricated by the Boston Bridge Works was erected. Its replacement was mandated by the widening of Andover Street in 1957."

    -Mary E. McCahon, MBTA Historical Property Survey Phase II, 10/1987

    Facts 

    Overview
    Pony/through plate girder bridge over Andover Street/MA 114 on Danvers Rail Trail (former Newburyport Railroad)
    Location
    Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
    Status
    Open to pedestrians only
    History
    Built 1957 replacing a previous 1898 structure
    Railroads
    - Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
    - Rail-to-trail
    Design
    Pony plate girder
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 56.0 ft.
    Total length: 70.0 ft.
    Deck width: 16.0 ft.
    Also called
    B&M Newburyport Branch Bridge 7.60
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +42.55624, -70.96724   (decimal degrees)
    42°33'22" N, 70°58'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    19/338501/4713413 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Salem
    Inventory number
    BH 69684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • October 18, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin

    Sources 

    • Ian Martin