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B&A - Charles River Bridge

Photo 

B&A Charles River Bridge - ca. 1900

Early 20th century postcard showing the boathouse at Riverside, with the Boston & Albany bridge (right) and Riverside station (far left) in the background

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BH Photo #305871

Map 

Description 

Former B&A crossing of the Charles River dating to 1893. Replaced 1916 with the present day concrete arch bridge, which incorporates its predecessor's stone abutments into its structure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Charles River on Boston & Albany Railroad
Location
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1893; replaced 1916
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- Boston & Worcester Railroad (B&W)
Design
Lattice deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 114.8 ft.
Total length: 218.5 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34069, -71.25706   (decimal degrees)
42°20'26" N, 71°15'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/314071/4690070 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63802 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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