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Westfield River Bridge


Private road bridge over Westfield River - Perspective view looking NW

Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2015


BH Photo #322113

Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch of Westfield River on Private Road
Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Open to private traffic only
Built 1913 by Berlin Construction Co.
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26162, -72.95909   (decimal degrees)
42°15'42" N, 72°57'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/668332/4680841 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 64460 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added build date & plaque photo.
  • May 12, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Berlin Construction Co."
  • May 12, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 13, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • April 12, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
  • December 7, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin


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


Westfield River Bridge
Posted October 9, 2018, by Michael (mwfoster62 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Plaque on 1913 truss bridge over west branch of Westfield River by Berlin Bridge Company

Westfield River Bridge
Posted May 21, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for going back for the plaque Chester!

Westfield River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Although somewhat common on ponies, through truss spans with plaques on the railings are an unusual sight Chester. At least you did catch that partial shot with the builder!

Westfield River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2017, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

These old eyes of mine must be failing. Both my wife and I were on that bridge and didn't see that plaque. We looked on the end posts and the portal area but failed to look down. Can't say I've ever seen a Berlin through truss plaque that low. Even had it in my camera lens! A slightly lower shot might have revealed a build date. Sorry, guys. I'll get it next time.

Westfield River Bridge
Posted May 12, 2017, by Luke

Zoomed in it shows that it is a Berlin plaque.

Westfield River Bridge
Posted May 12, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

In the last picture you can see a builders plate attached to the railing. If my eyes aren't deceiving me that's Berlin Construction Co., which would match for its location and style.

Chester did you happen to get a picture of it? I'm curious what year this one is!