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Hampden RR - Bircham Bend Bridge

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Bircham Bend Bridge

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BH Photo #309237

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Street View 

Description 

Largest bridge on the never-used Hampden Railroad. Built to connect the New York, New Haven & Hartford and Boston & Maine systems during a brief period of common ownership, the line was never used and was sold for scrap barely 10 years after being built. Concrete footings and abutments remain today.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Chicopee River on Hampden Railroad
Location
Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1912, lost 1920s
Railroad
- Hampden Railroad
Design
Baltimore deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,098.0 ft.
Also called
Hampden - Bircham Bend Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.15838, -72.54103   (decimal degrees)
42°09'30" N, 72°32'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/703146/4670287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield North
Inventory number
BH 62173 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • August 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • August 1, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Luke