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North Chester Bridge

Photos 

Roundhouse Access Bridge - South elevation from downstream

Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2015

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BH Photo #322162

Map 

Description 

Lightweight Warren pony truss crossing the Westfield River just above Chester. A short polygonal Warren pony truss serves as an east approach. This bridge likely provided access to the coal tower and roundhouse across the river when helper locomotives were still based out of Chester.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Westfield River on Private drive
Location
Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Design
Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28754, -72.98333   (decimal degrees)
42°17'15" N, 72°59'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/666264/4683671 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chester
Inventory number
BH 55311 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 12, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added description
  • January 24, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Ian Martin
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com