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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 

Street Views 

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