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PVRR - Orange Street Overpass

Photo 

Orange Street Railroad Bridge

Double-track plate girder bridge; to be replaced by a trail bridge when construction reaches this point.

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2014

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BH Photo #311988

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Description 

Former NH Canal Line, most recently used by the Pioneer Valley RR in the mid-1990s. Slated for demolition and replacement with a trail bridge as part of the Columbia Greenway project; likely to remove the clearance issue presented by the current bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Orange Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Location
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12640, -72.74829   (decimal degrees)
42°07'35" N, 72°44'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/686116/4666264 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Tom
Inventory number
BH 64905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • December 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin