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Beaver Brook Bridge

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Description 

Bridge over Bacon Street and former pedestrian underpass on the MBTA Worcester Line at milepost 20.24 in Natick. Closer to a culvert than a bridge.

"This crossing of Beaver Dam Brook has two concrete and stone arches, each between 5 and 6 feet in diameter. The easternmost arch, a former pedestrian underpass, has a corrugated steel lining. Both arches have mixed stone and concrete wingwalls and abutments." - Massachusetts Historical Commission (Peter Stott, MBTA Historic Property Survey Phase II, 11/1987)

Facts 

Overview
Deck arch bridge over Beaver Dam Brook on MBTA Worcester Line
Location
Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to railway traffic, but passenger underpass closed.
History
Built 1906
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- Boston & Worcester Railroad (B&W)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail (CR)
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Mixed stone-and-concrete deck arch
Dimensions
Total length: 10.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28187, -71.39725   (decimal degrees)
42°16'55" N, 71°23'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/302338/4683854 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66587 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2015: Added by Erich Pfistner