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PVRR - Elm Street Overpass

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Canal Line Elm Street Bridge

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2014

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BH Photo #311959

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Description 

Originally part of the NH&N/NYNH&H Canal Line, abandoned as a through route in 1976. Most recent use was in the late 1990s by the Pioneer Valley RR to reach industries in southern Westfield. Currently abandoned but is being retained for use as part of the Columbia Greenway rail-trail.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elm Street/Route 10 on NYNH&H Canal Line
Location
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Scheduled to become part of the Columbia Greenway rail-trail.
History
Built 1889
Builder
- New Jersey Steel & Iron Co. of Trenton, New Jersey
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 111.0 ft.
Total length: 111.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Skew angle
50 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12539, -72.74771   (decimal degrees)
42°07'31" N, 72°44'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/686167/4666153 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61850 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 3, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • January 1, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added build year & information
  • July 23, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin