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BM - Ware River Bridge #1

Map 

Description 

Former Central Massachusetts Railroad. It's unclear whether or not this bridge is active or not...it seems that the present-day Mass Central RR is using the initial portion of the former Central Mass lead to store cars. However, it's doubtful that they are operating over/past this bridge, which likely has a weight restriction on it. In any case, at some point in the future assuming that it's still there, it will likely be incorporated into the Mass Central Rail Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Ware River on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned)
Location
Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Don't know
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
Design
Lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.22003, -72.30696   (decimal degrees)
42°13'12" N, 72°18'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/722269/4677718 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Palmer
Inventory number
BH 61940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin