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BCLR - Charles River Bridge

Photo 

Rail bridge over the Charles River, Needham MA

Photo by John Phelan

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

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #309972

Map 

Description 

Timber trestle over the Charles River on the former "Charles River Branch" that once connected Woonsocket, RI with Boston by way of Medfield and Needham. This section was last used by the Bay Colony Railroad and is slated for conversion to a rail-trail. However, due to the age of the bridge the recommendation has been made that it be replaced should the trail be built.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Charles River on Bay Colony Railroad
Location
Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Bay Colony Railroad (BCLR)
- Charles River Railroad
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25756, -71.27054   (decimal degrees)
42°15'27" N, 71°16'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/312714/4680869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Natick
Inventory number
BH 64883 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin