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Sylvan Bridge

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Overview

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

http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/sAmherst1895Bridge/sAmherst1895Bridge.html

BH Photo #218508

Map 

Description 

As per http://www.ecs.umass.edu/adaptive_bridge_use/bridge_files/sA...

"The South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge is very similar to the Southern Vermont (1906) Bridge, however it does not have verticle members. The South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge was donated to the university by a private owner. This structure originally served as a highway bridge in Northfield Massachusetts. The bridge has undergone a trial assembly at the University. An angle member on the bottom chord of the bridge is moderately corroded and must be replace before this bridge is put into use. Additionally, this bridge currently requires a deck and a safer guard rail before it can be put into use on campus."

Note: The posted GPS Coordinates give the location of the UMass Amherst Campus only. One would have to contact the university to get specific directions to the current location of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge
Location
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Status
In storage
Future prospects
Plans call for it to be used on the UMass Campus
History
Built 1895 in Northfield, MA and later donated to UMass Amherst
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 52.0 ft.
Also called
The South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge
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 49907 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2011: Added by James McCray

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