MBTA - Lower Shawsheen River Bridge
"This stone arch is dated to 1847 by the Andover Historical Society Newsletter. It is constructed of coursed ashlar blocks and has concave abutments. It carries two tracks. This bridge is located within the Shawsheen Valley Multiple Resource Area and retains its natural setting."
-P.K. Lazrus, MBTA Historical Property Survey Phase II, 11/1987
In 2013, this bridge and its southern twin at Ballardville were reconstructed with a deck girder span being installed above the arch to act as the load-bearing mechanism. The arches were preserved below, but are not load-bearing.
- Stone arch bridge over Shawsheen River on MBTA Haverhill Line
- Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
- Open to traffic
- Built 1847, reconstructed with steel superstructure 2013
- - Amtrak (AMTK)
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 28.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.64873, -71.15032 (decimal degrees)
42°38'55" N, 71°09'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/323732/4724049 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 71152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 27, 2016: Added by Ian Martin