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US 20 - C&B Railroad Bridge

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C&B Railroad Overpass - East elevation from B&A main

Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2015

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BH Photo #322156

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Description 

US-20 overpass over the Chester & Becket Railroad, which ran from C&B Junction on the B&A main (adjacent to the bridge) to granite quarries up the hill from Chester. The railroad was abandoned in 1931, two years after the bridge's construction.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Chester & Becket Railroad (abandoned) on US-20/Huntington Road
Location
Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Design
Concrete Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 50.5 ft.
Deck width: 45.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.27493, -72.97156   (decimal degrees)
42°16'30" N, 72°58'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/667268/4682294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chester
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
3,200
Inventory numbers
MA C110350 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 62181 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 12, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • August 1, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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