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MBTA - Charles River Bridge

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MBTA Worcester Line Charles River Bridge

Photo by Pi.1415926535

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #291026

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Description 

Built 1916 replacing an earlier lattice deck truss bridge; largest arch span on the MBTA commuter rail system.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Charles River on MBTA Worcester Line
Location
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail (CR)
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.0 ft.
Total length: 218.5 ft.
Deck width: 62.0 ft.
Also called
B&A Main Line Bridge No. 10.96
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34075, -71.25702   (decimal degrees)
42°20'27" N, 71°15'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/314074/4690077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Natick
Inventory number
BH 55615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 6, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • February 22, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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