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Andover Street Railroad Bridge

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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