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Greenfield-Montague Trolley Bridge

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Description 

First bridge in Greenfield lost to the 1936 floods. Its destruction was captured on film and appears in a WGBY documentary (linked below). Shortly after this bridge failed, the Montague City Covered Bridge was washed away, subsequently destroying two other bridges as it floated downriver.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Greenfield-Turners Falls Trolley Line
Location
Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Lost to flooding in 1936
Railroads
- Greenfield-Montague Transportation Authority
- Interurban
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.58052, -72.57960   (decimal degrees)
42°34'50" N, 72°34'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/698624/4717073 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66420 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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