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Columbia Greenway - Westfield River Bridge

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Canal Line Westfield River Bridge - View from east

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2014

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BH Photo #311991

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Description 

Originally part of the NH&N/NYNH&H Canal Line, abandoned as a through route in 1976. Most recent use was in the late 1990s by the Pioneer Valley RR to reach industries in southern Westfield. Currently abandoned but is being retained for use as part of the Columbia Greenway rail-trail.

Facts 

Overview
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Westfield River on Columbia Greenway
Location
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Under construction
Future prospects
To become part of the Columbia Greenway rail-trail.
History
Built 1910, raised 1919
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR)
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Also called
PVRR - Westfield River Bridge
NH - Westfield River Bridge
NH - Bridge No. 60.36
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12953, -72.74721   (decimal degrees)
42°07'46" N, 72°44'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/686196/4666613 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Tom
Inventory number
BH 61851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2018: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
  • July 23, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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PVRR - Westfield River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2018, by Anonymous

Drove by this bridge recently. It appears to be under renovation to become a pedestrian bridge.