B&A - Charles River Bridge
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
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.
- Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Charles River on Boston & Albany Railroad
- Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and Norfolk County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1893; replaced 1916
- - Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- Boston & Worcester Railroad (B&W)
- Lattice deck truss
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)
- October 24, 2014: Added by Ian Martin