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High Street Bridge

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High Street Bridge

Photo from MACRIS Database

View this photo at mhc-macris.net

BH Photo #330476

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Description 

This bridge was relocated to Millbury as part of the Blackstone River Bikeway project in 2001.

From the MHC listing:

"Although the trusses of this bridge have been repaired and slightly altered (the addition of sub-verticals in the end panels) this bridge is unique among the dozen Massachusetts examples of this type in its use of the lighter weight T-section chord members instead of the heavier box section chords."

-S.J. Roper, MDPW, 9/1986

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Boston & Albany Railroad on High Street
Location
Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge; trusses relocated to Millbury
History
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1921; replaced 1999; relocated to Blackstone River Bikeway 2001
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
Design
7-panel riveted double-intersection Warren pony truss with outrigger sway bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
B&A Main Line Bridge 25.25
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26164, -71.48346   (decimal degrees)
42°15'42" N, 71°29'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/295164/4681812 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Framingham
Inventory numbers
MA A-14-12 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 68168 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2015: Added by Ian Martin