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Cummington Ball Bridge

Photos 

MA 07M 1

Stage Road location

Photo taken by Chester Gehman 09/04/1983

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BH Photo #371495

Map 

Description 

Moved from the Swift River section of town to Stage Road in 1924. Road and bridge were abandoned at time of photographs (1983) Stored shortly after until relocated behind Berkshire Trail Elementary School.

Facts 

Overview
Kingpost pipe bridge built by Charles H. Ball
Location
Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Moved here from Stage Road
Builder
- Charles H. Ball of East Windsor, Massachusetts
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Also called
Cummington Pipe Bridge
Ball Bridge
Cummington Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45835, -72.88933   (decimal degrees)
42°27'30" N, 72°53'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/673543/4702826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Worthington
Inventory number
BH 61225 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • November 23, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Changed county from Berkshire to Hampshire
  • June 4, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped based on info froma UMass pdf
  • June 4, 2014: Added by Chester Gehman

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