General View Of West Portal Elevation From Roadway, Looking East
Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #289269
The history of the Woronoco Bridge is closely associated with the growth of the Woronoco Mills and the surrounding company town. The Woronoco Bridge is a good example of a relatively standard design for concrete arch bridges built in the early-twentieth century. The bridge is one of the least-altered of eight open-spandrel, ribbed-arch type concrete bridges under Massachusetts Department of Public Works purview.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
Replaced a 3-span lenticular through truss built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. in 1888.
- Open-spandrel arch bridge over Westfield River on Bridge Street
- Woronoco, Hampden County, Massachusetts
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1923, closed to traffic 1987
- - Daniel O'Connell & Sons of Holyoke, Massachusetts (Erection)
- Samuel M. Green Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts (Design)
- Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.16383, -72.82715 (decimal degrees)
42°09'50" N, 72°49'38" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/679492/4670251 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 61950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 4, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
- June 14, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added to description.
- May 24, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
- July 25, 2014: Added by Ian Martin
- Ian Martin
- HAER MA-113 - Woronoco Bridge, Spanning Westfield River on Bridge Street, Russell, Hampden County, MA
- Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com