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Columbia Greenway - Little River Bridge

Photo 

Canal Line Little River Bridge

Photo taken by Ian Martin in December 2014

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BH Photo #311957

Map 

Description 

Former NH&N/NYNH&H Canal Line; now part of the Columbia Greenway (Westfield's branch of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail).

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Little River on Columbia Greenway
Location
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicycles
History
Abandoned 1976; converted to trail use 2014
Builder
- ET&L Construction Co. of Stow, Massachusetts (Trail Conversion)
Railroads
- New Haven & Northampton Railroad (NH&N)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck truss main span; steel stringer approaches at either end.
Also called
Columbia Greenway - Tin Bridge
NH - Little River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.10300, -72.74372   (decimal degrees)
42°06'11" N, 72°44'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/686562/4663675 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Springfield
Inventory number
BH 61849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • November 28, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Bridge is now open to trail users
  • September 17, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "ET&L Construction Co"
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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