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Horse Farm Bridge

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http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/ho...

http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/horseFarm/horseFarm.html

BH Photo #218509

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Description 

This is the former approach span to the 1928 3 Mile Bridge located outside of Montpelier VT. It was removed and replaced with earth fill during the bridges 1991 rehabilitation and put into storage in the States Historic Bridge program. Sometime after it was acquired by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Bridge page: http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/ho...

Facts 

Overview
Parker pony truss bridge
Location
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
In storage
Future prospects
Plans call for the bridge to be reassembled and used at the university's horse farm
History
Built 1928 by Palmer Steel Co; Put into storage 1991; Transferred to UMass Amherst later
Builder
- Palmer Steel Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts/Holyoke, Massachusetts
Design
Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 73.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.39206, -72.52865   (decimal degrees)
42°23'31" N, 72°31'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/703416/4696266 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Toby
Inventory number
BH 49908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected truss type. Noted Builder, corrected build date, and updated with original location.
  • October 25, 2011: Added by James McCray

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