NECR - Connecticut River Bridge #1
NECR Northfield Bridge
Rail bridge over the Connecticut River at Northfield, Massachusetts.
Photo by Denimadept
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
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BH Photo #305870
Built 1904 to replace a timber bridge on this site. After the southern Pratt deck trusses were destroyed in the flood of 1936, they were replaced by the present-day Warren deck truss spans. The north abutment also bears a 1936 date stamp. The 1904 spans destroyed in the 1936 flood remain at the bottom of the river; dive video appears in the WGBY documentary linked below. All spans built by the American Bridge Co.
- Warren deck truss bridge over Connecticut River on New England Central Railroad
- Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
- Open to traffic
- Built 1904, southern spans lost 3/18/36 and replaced same year
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- - Central Vermont Railway (CV)
- New England Central Railroad (NECR)
- Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 158.5 ft.
Total length: 705.7 ft.
- Also called
- CV - Connecticut River Bridge
CV - Bridge 95
CV - Bridge 109.15
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.70620, -72.45920 (decimal degrees)
42°42'22" N, 72°27'33" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/708086/4731320 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 56313 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 29, 2016: New photos from Michael Quiet
- January 1, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
- October 24, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
- May 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "New England Central Railroad", "Connecticut River", "Central Vermont Railway"
- May 22, 2013: Added by K. A. Erickson