Minuteman Commuter Bikeway - Grant Street Overpass
Grant Street Overpass - Elevation looking NE
Photo taken by Ian Martin in May 2015
BH Photo #324518
"Construction of the Lexington and West Cambridge Railroad, running between the connection with the Fitchburg Railroad at West Cambridge and Lexington Center, was completed on September 1, 1846. The line was operated by the Fitchburg Railroad. An extension of the line from Lexington to Concord was completed in 1873. Passenger service on this line ended in 1977, and the track has been removed in many places. The right-of-way is currently
being rebuilt as the Minuteman Bike Trail.
Ashlar stone abutments, originally built to accommodate a three track, single span bridge, now carry a single track, thru plate girder span. Bridge has riveted plate girders and floor beams and I-beam stringers, three beneath each rail. Bridge also has lower lateral cross bracing.
This is one of the bridges erected in 1905 to eliminate grade crossings on the Lexington line."
-Charles Scott, MBTA Historical property Survey Phase II, 11/1987
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over Grant Street on Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
- Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1905
- - New England Structural Co. of Boston, Massachusetts
- - Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 45.5 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.44765, -71.22507 (decimal degrees)
42°26'52" N, 71°13'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/317017/4701879 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numer
- BH 67262 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 13, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
- April 26, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin