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Prospect Street Bridge

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MA 80M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2017

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BH Photo #392157

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned warren pony truss with no verticals bridge over Mill River on Prospect Street
Location
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1891
Design
Warren pony truss with no verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.37148, -72.60875   (decimal degrees)
42°22'17" N, 72°36'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696886/4693792 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Holyoke
Inventory number
BH 70450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 3, 2016: Added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

Prospect Street Bridge
Posted May 25, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Its a tough call as it is a pretty generic plate design, but I'd be inclined to go with RF Hawkins just as they were a larger fabricator, and the design looks similar to this one that UMass Amherst has, although I wish there were better pictures:

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

Prospect Street Bridge
Posted May 21, 2017, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a photo of the only remaining plaque on the bridge. "Springfield" "Mass" and "1891" are fairly obvious. Can anyone identify the builder? The R.F.Hawkins Iron Works and The Springfield Iron Works come to mind. A better view of the shape of the plaque is in the MACRIS photo. Any ideas?