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B&A - Springfield Bridge

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #364360

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Boston & Albany Railroad
Location
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
History
Built in 1873
Builders
- Leighton Bridge & Iron Works of Rochester, New York
- Western Railroad Corporation
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (BA)
Design
Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 1,260.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.10231, -72.59805   (decimal degrees)
42°06'08" N, 72°35'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/698610/4663927 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield South
Inventory number
BH 73650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • October 1, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added pic, number of spans and designer
  • June 1, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Revised dates
  • September 14, 2016: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

B&A - Springfield Bridge
Posted June 2, 2020, by Luke

The bridge shown in your clip is clearly different from the one shown here. The dates should be reverted and a new entry created based off the bridge in the video.

B&A - Springfield Bridge
Posted June 2, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs

Art,

There's this video clip, though it may be an earlier bridge. I read somewhere there may have been an 1860 bridge in between. Anything you can add...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eJTtOWXthc

B&A - Springfield Bridge
Posted June 2, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Geoff,

Do you have any evidence to support your change? 1841 seems much too early for the bridge in the image.

Regards,

Art S.