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CSX - West Branch Westfield River Bridge (MP 128.88)

Photos 

Elevation Looking NW

Visible behind stone bridge

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #315505

Map 

Description 

Concrete arch bridge built as part of the 1911-13 line relocation in this area, bypassing the original 1840 stone structure that still stands to its east. Still in service as part of the CSX Boston Line.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over West Branch, Westfield River on CSX Berkshire Subdivision
Location
Middlefield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913 to bypass adjacent 1840 structure
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Skewed concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Middlefield-Becket Stone Arch Railroad Bridge District
Also called
B&A - Bridge 128.88
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30981, -73.00319   (decimal degrees)
42°18'35" N, 73°00'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/664570/4686105 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Becket
Inventory numer
BH 65910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2015: New photo from Marc N Belanger
  • February 8, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER MA-154 - Whistler Bridge No. 3, Becket, Berkshire County, MA
  • Marc N Belanger - mnbelanger [at] comcast [dot] net