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Brush Valley Bridge

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Description 

"Skewed, one-span, filled-spandrel concrete barrel arch. Semi-elliptical. 8' rise over 36' span. Full "common" reinforcement system [of] deformed square steel bars. Arch ring is 10" deep at crown, 43.5" deep at spring. Solid, sunken panel parapets. ... Present bridge appears to have been built as part of a roadway relocation project. Road had previously crossed brook several hundred yards further north, at the site of a box mill." - S.J. Roper, MHD Historic Bridge Specialist, 10/25/1996

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Orcutt Brook on MA 78 in Warwick
Location
Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1920, replaced 2009
Builder
- F.H. Morris (designer)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Also called
Orcutt Brook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.61611, -72.32694   (decimal degrees)
42°36'58" N, 72°19'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/719234/4721649 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orange
Inventory numbers
MA W08004 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Added MACRIS database info.
  • May 3, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced 2009
  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman

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