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Valley View Avenue Bridge

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Description 

Bridge was erected in 1987 on the closure of the Bridge Street Bridge as a temporary replacement. When the Strathmore Co. closed in 1999, it became doubtful that the Bridge Street Arch would ever be repaired; only a few residences on the east side of the river require access, and the "temporary bridge" is likely to be permanent.

Facts 

Overview
Bailey pony truss bridge over Westfield River on Valley View Ave.
Location
Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Erected 1987 as a temporary replacement.
Design
Bailey pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.16725, -72.82996   (decimal degrees)
42°10'02" N, 72°49'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/679250/4670625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Woronoco
Inventory number
BH 77639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 44.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
300

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2017: Added by Chester Gehman

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Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com