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PC - Lower Falls Branch Route 128 Overpass

Photo 

Abandoned RR Bridge near Riverside

Photo taken by weirdpix

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #337202

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Description 

Carries the former B&A/NYC Newton Lower Falls Branch over the original alignment of Route 128 (now I-95 to the non-locals), half of which is still in use as part of the interchange with the MassPike. A newer structure to the west carries the branch ROW over the mainline interstate.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over I-95 on Railroad
Location
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1950
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.33624, -71.25640   (decimal degrees)
42°20'10" N, 71°15'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/314112/4689575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Natick
Inventory number
BH 69075 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Adjusted name, added description & Streetview
  • September 5, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ian Martin