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Canalside Rail-Trail - Connecticut River Bridge

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Description 

Originally a 3 span Whipple truss bridge built in 1880 by the famed Keystone Bridge Company. In 1936 2 of the spans were knocked in the river during flooding by the Montague City Covered Bridge as it floated downstream. Those spans were replaced with 2 Warren trusses.

Facts 

Overview
Whipple through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Canalside Rail-Trail
Location
Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1880, Warrens added 1936
Builders
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1880 span)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (1936 Spans)
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Also called
Turner's Falls Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.57936, -72.57469   (decimal degrees)
42°34'46" N, 72°34'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/699031/4716956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenfield
Inventory number
BH 58854 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 4, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 23, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com