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Elm Street Bridge

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Description 

Former one-lane bridge over the Jones River on Elm Street in Kingston, MA. Replaced by a two-lane bridge in 2014, with the trusses decoratively attached to the outside of the new structure.

Additional notes from the MHC report:

"Short, concrete column-piers were built under the ends of the 3 floor beams, reportedly around 1930. Structurally, this converted the bridge from a single-span truss structure, to a 4-span stringer bridge, with the trusses doing very little actual work. ... This is the 10th-oldest of the 22 known Pratt pony trusses in the MDPW database and the newer of the 2 Pratt half-hip pony trusses among those 22. Heavily altered and heavily deteriorated but still and integral element in a possible historic mill site" - S.J. Roper, 5/17/1989

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Jones River on Elm Street
Location
Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889; substantially replaced 2014, trusses decoratively incorporated into new structure
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.99069, -70.73488   (decimal degrees)
41°59'26" N, 70°44'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/356298/4650198 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89357 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2020: Added by Ian Martin