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BM - Swift River Bridge

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Central Mass Swift River Bridge

Photo from C/WMARS Digital Treasures Project (http://dlib.cwmars.org/u?/palmer,16)

View this photo at dlib.cwmars.org

BH Photo #290106

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Description 

Former Central Massachusetts Railroad, later part of the Boston & Maine network. Abandoned as a through route in 1939 following damage from the 1938 hurricane; the section from Northampton to Wheelwright was retained as a branch until it was mostly abandoned in the early 1980s. Following abandonment, the Bondsville Trestle was removed in 1983.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Swift River, Main Street, and B&A Athol Branch ROW on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned)
Location
Bondsville, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1887
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss spans over both branches of the Swift River with deck plate girder approaches.
Also called
Bondsville Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.21899, -72.34190   (decimal degrees)
42°13'08" N, 72°20'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/719389/4677511 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin