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Riverside Park Pedestrian Bridge

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Riverside Park Pedestrain Bridge

Photo taken by Ian Martin in October 2014

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BH Photo #309558

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Description 

Historic pedestrian bridge that is to be rehabilitated for continued use as part of an extensive trail system. Very unique riveted Warren pony truss with vertical endposts and featuring an arched lower chord.

Facts 

Overview
Arched Warren pony truss bridge on Pedestrian Path
Location
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
History
Built ca. 1920; Closed 2003; Dismantled and rehabilitated 2012-13; Reopened 2014
Design
Unique Arched Warren pony truss with vertical endposts that was built for pedestrian use.
Dimensions
Total length: 78.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34009, -71.25578   (decimal degrees)
42°20'24" N, 71°15'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/314175/4690001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Natick
Inventory number
BH 55616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 6, 2014: New photos from Ian Martin
  • July 26, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Updated status- bridge has been reopened
  • February 23, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added new information and changed status.
  • February 22, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Riverside Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted February 23, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I agree Luke...this is a very cool and historic pedestrian bridge. A nice find too!

Riverside Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted February 23, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's amazing what you find trying to find stuff out about another bridge.

Riverside Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted February 23, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I added links to a couple of articles on this unique and historic footbridge. Bridge was taken off of it's foundation to be rehabilitated for continued use as part of a trail system.