Bennett Meadow Bridge
This was the older sister (so to speak) of the extant Schell bridge just up the river, using a somewhat similar design and construction method. Built 4 years before the Schell Bridge, Bennett's Meadow Bridge replaced a ferry crossing from which the bridge acquired its name. The bridge, no doubt owing to its large span length, survived the Great Flood of 1936 but couldn't survive modernization efforts and was replaced with a Steel Stringer bridge in 1969.
- Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Great Meadow Road
- Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1899 by New Jersey Steel & Iron Co.; Replaced 1969
- - Edward S. Shaw of Boston, Massachusetts (Design)
- New Jersey Steel & Iron Co. of Trenton, New Jersey (Fabrication & Erection)
- 3 span Continuous Through truss. River span was a Pennsylvania through truss, Approach spans Warren through trusses
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 572.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.68554, -72.47319 (decimal degrees)
42°41'08" N, 72°28'23" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/707008/4728991 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 79210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 1, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet