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MBTA - Boylston Street Overpass

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Street View 

Description 

Former B&A "Highland Branch;" converted to trolley service 1958.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Boylston Street on MBTA Green Line
Location
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917; abutments date to 1885
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Rapid Transit
- Subway
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31842, -71.21546   (decimal degrees)
42°19'06" N, 71°12'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/317434/4687507 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin