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NECR - Connecticut River Bridge #1

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NECR Northfield Bridge

Rail bridge over the Connecticut River at Northfield, Massachusetts.

Photo by Denimadept

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #305870

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Connecticut River on New England Central Railroad
Location
Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904, southern spans lost 3/18/36 and replaced same year
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Central Vermont Railway (CV)
- New England Central Railroad (NECR)
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
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:
Northfield
Inventory number
BH 56313 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

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