Elm Street Bridge
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
- Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Jones River on Elm Street
- Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1889; substantially replaced 2014, trusses decoratively incorporated into new structure
- - Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
- Pratt pony truss
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)
- May 22, 2020: Added by Ian Martin