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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
Location
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 (B&A; 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