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MBTA - Canton Viaduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #128397

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Massive stone arch bridge over East Branch Neponset River and Neponset Street on the MBTA Railroad
Location
Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1835
Builders
- Capt. William Gibbs McNeill
- Dodd & Baldwin of Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Boston & Providence Railroad (B&P)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Old Colony Railroad (OC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.5 ft.
Total length: 615.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.15799, -71.15394   (decimal degrees)
42°09'29" N, 71°09'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/322053/4669563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwood
Inventory number
BH 38198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 28, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location
  • November 23, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MA-27 - Boston & Providence Railroad, Canton Viaduct, Neponset Street at East branch of Neponset River, Canton, Norfolk County, MA
  • HAER MA-19 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between RI/MA State Line & South Station, Boston, Suffolk County, MA
  • Luke

Comments 

Canton Viaduct
Posted January 9, 2009, by Ed Costanza (edcostanza [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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