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CSX - Town Hill Road Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Marc Belanger

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BH Photo #247308

Map 

Description 

Built 1865 on the site of the original 1840 structure, either replacing or entombing the original. Widened in 1913 to accommodate a now-abandoned third track between here and MP 129.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Water Factory Brook & Town Hill Road on Railroad
Location
Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1865, widened 1913
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Middlefield-Becket Stone Arch Railroad Bridge District
Also called
Whistler Bridge #7
B&A - Bridge 130.46
Bancroft Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30987, -73.02513   (decimal degrees)
42°18'36" N, 73°01'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/662761/4686070 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Becket
Inventory number
BH 55302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • January 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph.

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER MA-161 - Bancroft Bridge, Middlefield, Hampshire County, MA