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Weston Road Bridge

Photos 

Detail Of Builder's Plate On Southeast Endpost

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #128117

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over CSX/MBTA Railroad on Weston Road
Location
Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1888; replaced 1997
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 74.9 ft.
Total length: 74.9 ft.
Also called
Blossom Street Bridge (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29611, -71.29972   (decimal degrees)
42°17'46" N, 71°17'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/310423/4685215 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Natick
Inventory number
BH 38197 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MA-118 - Boston & Albany Railroad, Weston Road Bridge, Spanning Boston & Albany Railroad on Weston Road, Wellesley, Norfolk County, MA
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Weston Road Bridge
Posted January 10, 2014, by Anonymous

I remember jumping off this bridge into the huge piles of snow on the tracks after the Blizzard of '78...good times!