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Norwottuck Rail Trail - Connecticut River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #218567

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Norottuck Rail Trail
Location
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists
History
Built 1887; retrofitted for pedestrian use in 1992
Builders
- G.M. Tompson (Construction engineer)
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts (Fabricator)
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Eight-span lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,492.0 ft.
Also called
Northampton Lattice Truss Bridge
BM - Connecticut River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.33791, -72.61730   (decimal degrees)
42°20'16" N, 72°37'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696287/4690044 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Holyoke
Inventory number
BH 49918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 23, 2016: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • July 24, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added category "Central Massachusetts Railroad"
  • June 4, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • November 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 18, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Boston & Maine Railroad", "Skewed", "Pin-connected"
  • October 25, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • HAER MA-55 - Boston & Maine Railroad, Northampton Lattice Truss Bridge, Northampton, Hampshire, MA
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein