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ST - Cheapside Bridge

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Cheapside Railroad Bridge - Western View

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2014

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BH Photo #311949

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Description 

This double-track Warren deck truss was constructed by the Phoenix Bridge Co. in 1912 as the third bridge at this location. This structure was preceded by a single-track lattice deck truss, which in turn was preceded by the original structure, a covered wooden deck truss.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge over Deerfield River on Springfield Terminal
Location
Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Guilford Rail System (GRS)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 755.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Also called
ST - Deerfield River Bridge (South)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.56993, -72.59132   (decimal degrees)
42°34'12" N, 72°35'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/697695/4715870 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenfield
Inventory number
BH 58879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
  • January 1, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added historical, technical info.
  • November 24, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

ST - Cheapside Bridge
Posted October 14, 2015, by poop (moosejam [at] gmail [dot] com)

hi yes hello, i really love this bridge so very much. i have seen many bridges in my life however, i have never seen a bridge as great as this one. even though i live in california, i still cannot believe how great the bridge builders are in massachusetts