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Arthur A Smith Covered Bridge 21-06-03 #2

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Arthur A. Smith Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody 1988

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BH Photo #420055

Map 

Description 

Burr arch truss design (only one in Massachusetts) built in 1869 across North River near Fox Brook. Damaged by flood in 1878, it was abandoned until 1896, when it was repaired and moved to its present location. Again taken out of service in 1982, it was moved off the abutments until a 2006 reconstruction was completed.

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch-truss bridge over North River on Lyonsville Road in Colrain
Location
Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts
History
Built 1869; moved to present site and rehabilitated in 1896; reconstructed 2006
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 99.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 3, 1983
Also called
Lyonsville Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.66983, -72.71847   (decimal degrees)
42°40'11" N, 72°43'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/686960/4726674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Colrain
Inventory numbers
WGCB 21-06-03 #2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 83000592 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 59554 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • March 28, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • February 4, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Richard Doody
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com