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BM - Fitchburg Line Overpass

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BM - Fitchburg Line Overpass

Photo by Vic Vasselin, used with permission

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BH Photo #311430

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over MBTA Fitchburg Line on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned)
Location
Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
To eventually become part of the Wayside Rail-trail/Mass Central Rail-trail.
History
Built 1896, Abandoned 1987
Builder
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 137.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.37554, -71.27730   (decimal degrees)
42°22'32" N, 71°16'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/312507/4693985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Concord
Inventory number
BH 61876 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2014: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 24, 2014: Added by Ian Martin