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Seffens Bridge

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Seffens Bridge

Taken during 1984 reconstruction

Photo from MACRIS Database

View this photo at mhc-macris.net

BH Photo #323263

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Description 

"Riveted (and in some areas now bolted) single-intersection Warren pony truss w/ outrigger sway braces, no verticals. Tapered floor beams hung from chord panel points. Box upper chords. Dry-laid, semi-coursed granite rubble abutments." -S.J. Roper, 10/1987

Donated to UMass Amherst for reuse in 2003-4, replaced by a modern pony truss in 2006.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over South River on Reeds Bridge Road in Conway
Location
Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Donated to UMass Amherst and reused on a university road
History
Built 1894; reconstructed 1984; donated to UMass and replaced 2003-6
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Riveted and bolted Warren pony Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Reeds Bridge Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.54194, -72.69374   (decimal degrees)
42°32'31" N, 72°41'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/689374/4712527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shelburne Falls
Inventory numbers
MA C20014 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Corrected information from through to a pony truss
  • April 22, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged MACRIS Info.; bridge was donated to UMass
  • August 30, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: incorporated NBI info; bridge was replaced a long time ago

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