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6th Street Bridge (1988)


Street View 


Bailey pony truss bridge over Water Utility Canal on Hwy Sixth Street
Turners Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1988
Double Story Bailey pony truss
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 167.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.60746, -72.56136   (decimal degrees)
42°36'27" N, 72°33'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/700035/4720108 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 49466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 2, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 17, 2015: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • November 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Refined design.
  • November 23, 2013: New photo from Marc N Belanger
  • August 30, 2011: Added by Ben Tate


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  • Marc N Belanger - marcnbelanger [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein


Water Utility Canal Bridge
Posted August 31, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Your assessment is correct, the posting is drawing on NBI date for a Bailey pony truss at this location, not the through truss. The through truss at this location dates to 1912. Its quite a nice looking bridge.

Water Utility Canal Bridge
Posted August 31, 2011, by Ben Tate

That makes sense. Thanks.

Water Utility Canal Bridge
Posted August 31, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Ben, you might take a second look at the data you posted for this bridge. It seems to me, based on the photo, that the data is for the NEW bridge rather then the historical bridge. The new bridge is likely a Bailey Truss bridge installed in 1988 right next to the old through truss bridge.