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North Chester Village Bridge

Photos 

Overview

http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/ch...

http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/chester/chester.html

BH Photo #218846

Map 

Description 

As per http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/ch...

"The Chester Bridge is UMass Amherst's most recently obtained bridge. This bridge's unique truss system has both pinned and riveted connections."

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge
Location
Amherst, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
In storage
History
Built 1887 Middle Branch Westfield River on Smith Road in Chester but recently (2009) relocated to UMass Amherst to be reused as a pedestrian bridge
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Also called
Smith Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38531, -72.53717   (decimal degrees)
42°23'07" N, 72°32'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/702736/4695495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Toby
Inventory number
BH 49942 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 12, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added photos, alternate name
  • October 27, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

North Chester Village Bridge
Posted October 28, 2011, by J.P.

I think maybe we should have a category for the UMass. Since they possibly have the most historic bridges on one campus in the nation. Just a thought.