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Lt. Robert Packer Cross Memorial Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in May 2010

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Description 

Built 1938 to replace an 1872 Bowstring truss on Main Street that was damaged in a flood. Provided the added benefit of eliminating a dangerous railroad grade crossing. The rigid frame railroad span was replaced in 2012 to allow for increased clearances and as of 2014 the ramp down to the MassDOT garage is undergoing significant work.

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Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Westfield River & CSX Berkshire Subdivision on MA 112 in Huntington
Location
Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; railroad span replaced 2012
Builders
- Desmond & Lord
- J.R. Worchester of Boston, Massachusetts
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 527.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Worthington Road Bridge
B&A - Bridge 119.28
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23417, -72.87917   (decimal degrees)
42°14'03" N, 72°52'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/675000/4677953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blandford
Inventory numbers
MA H27006 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 54.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
8,400

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added builders & official name
  • November 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 12, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

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