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Old North End Bridge

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Description 

"In 1923, the tar-sealed wooden decking caught fire, which was made worse by the gas mains the bridge carried." -Wikipedia article for West Springfield, Mass.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Triple-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Road & Streetcar Line
Location
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1877 Replaced 1924
Builder
- Leighton Bridge & Iron Works of Rochester, New York
Railroads
- Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Co.
- Streetcar
Design
Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.10863, -72.61446   (decimal degrees)
42°06'31" N, 72°36'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/697234/4664590 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield South
Inventory number
BH 59064 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Co."
  • December 26, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and modified truss type
  • December 25, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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