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BM - Linden Street Bridge

Photos 

General View Of The Bridge From Linden Street

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #222053

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Description 

This lattice truss bridge was built for the Central Massachusetts Railroad in 1894. The bridge is typical of nineteenth century metal truss bridges which were built for the railroads. The Linden Street Bridge has a clear span of 92 feet between granite abutments, and is almost 20 feet above the road surface.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Linden Street on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned)
Location
Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1894
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 98.3 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Skew angle
63 degrees
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 28, 1989
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38032, -71.22003   (decimal degrees)
42°22'49" N, 71°13'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/317236/4694391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lexington
Inventory numbers
NRHP 89001515 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 50607 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 18, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Skewed", "Pin-connected", "HAER documented", "Central Massachusetts Railroad", "Boston & Maine Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER MA-46 - Central Massachusetts Railroad, Linden Street Bridge, Spanning Linden Street, Waltham, Middlesex County, MA
  • Wikipedia