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B&A - Whistler Bridge #3

Photos 

Photo taken by Marc Belanger

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BH Photo #247305

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over West Branch Westfield River on Railroad in Becket
Location
Becket, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1840, Bypassed/Abandoned 1912
Builders
- Alexander Birnie (stonemason)
- George Washington Whistler of Fort Wayne, Indiana (Designer)
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (BA)
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Middlefield-Becket Stone Arch Railroad Bridge District
Also called
Keystone Bridge C
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30983, -73.00301   (decimal degrees)
42°18'35" N, 73°00'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/664584/4686108 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Becket
Inventory numbers
80000502
BH 55312 (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-154 - Whistler Bridge No. 3, Becket, Berkshire County, MA