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CSX - Westfield Viaduct

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Description 

Steel & concrete viaduct that carried the former B&A mainline through downtown Westfield. The southern two spans appear to be a steel stringer/deck plate girder construction encased in concrete for the purposes of having a solid floor. The northernmost span was a through plate girder span carrying a loading platform for the adjacent railroad station. After being the site of numerous truck strikes, the bridge was replaced with a taller structure in 2008-10 as part of a major road improvement project in this area.

Facts 

Overview
Lost plate girder bridge over North Elm Street/MA 10/US 202 on CSX Berkshire Subdivision
Location
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1919; replaced 2008-10 to improve clearances
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 266.3 ft.
Deck width: 45.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Depot Square Overpass
CSX - North Elm Street Overpass
B&A - Bridge 107.86
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12989, -72.74555   (decimal degrees)
42°07'48" N, 72°44'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/686332/4666657 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Tom
Inventory number
BH 65891 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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