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Upper Suspension Bridge

Photo 

Suspension Bridge, Turners Falls, MA

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BH Photo #337114

Map 

Description 

"Known as the "Old Red Bridge," the 550 foot (170 meter) vehicular span across the Connecticut River was completed in 1878 by Hutchinson & Shipman of New York. It was dismantled in 1942." - Wikimedia Commons

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Connecticut River
Location
Turners Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Status
Damaged beyond repair in 1936 flood
History
Built 1878; damaged in 1936 flood; demolished for war effort 1942
Builder
- Hutchinson & Shipman
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Also called
Old Red Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.60751, -72.54938   (decimal degrees)
42°36'27" N, 72°32'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/701018/4720142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenfield
Inventory number
BH 69056 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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Sources 

  • Ian Martin