MBTA - Route 62 Overpass
Route 62 Railroad Bridge - North Elevation
Photo taken by Ian Martin in January 2015
BH Photo #324233
"The single track Fitchburg Railroad main line reached Waltham in December 1843, Concord in June 1844, and Fitchburg in March 1845. Construction of a second track began in 1845 and was completed in 1849. The Boston and Maine Railroad obtained control of the Fitchburg Railroad in 1900 and the MBTA purchased the section between Boston and Fitchburg in 1976.
The original bridge on this site, built in 1897 to carry two tracks over Main Street, was constructed as part of a grade crossing elimination project. The superstructure was rebuilt in 1927 with the present simply supported, ballast deck through girder bridge. The superstructure consists of three built-up steel plate girders, rolled steel floor beams, and a ballast deck. The girders are spaced approximately 14'-0" on center. The 1897 substructure consists of coursed ashlar stone abutments."
-Peter Stott, MBTA Historical Property Survey Phase II, 9/1988
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over Route 62/Main Street on MBTA Fitchburg Line
- Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1927 by Boston Bridge Works; replaced 2015
- - Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
- - Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Fitchburg Railroad
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Pony plate girder
Span length: 50.7 ft.
Total length: 50.7 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
- Also called
- MBTA - Main Street Overpass
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.45784, -71.36831 (decimal degrees)
42°27'28" N, 71°22'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/305269/4703328 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 67506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 29, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Demolished last night; new bridge rolled in this morning
- May 10, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin