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Sunderland Bridge

Photo from ImageMuseum Gallery (http://imagemuseum.smugmug.com/History/Sunderland/)

View this photo at imagemuseum.smugmug.com

BH Photo #317646

Map 

Description 

Five-span Whipple through truss destroyed in the flood of 1936 by the floating Montague City Covered Bridge as it made its way downriver.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Sugarloaf Road
Location
Sunderland, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Destroyed by Montague City Covered Bridge 1936
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Five-span Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46762, -72.58487   (decimal degrees)
42°28'03" N, 72°35'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/698549/4704524 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Toby
Inventory number
BH 66419 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 21, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder based on specific plaque design
  • May 21, 2020: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • March 5, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Sunderland Bridge (old)
Posted March 5, 2015, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Since when can a covered bridge destroy another bridge- in particular, one made of iron? ;-)