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Boylston Street - Boston & Albany Railroad Bridge

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Boylston St. Bridge, 1939

Item 45-31, Boylston St. Bridge, 3/21/39, Bridge and Ferry Photographs circa 1926-1947 (Collection # 5010.004), City of Boston Archives

Photo from City of Boston Archives

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #313931

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Description 

Large Pratt pony truss with an arched upper chord that carried Boylston Street over the B&A mainline until the construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike in 1964-5.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Boston & Albany Railroad on Boylston Street
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Redecked with asphalt 1939; replaced ca. 1965
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34763, -71.08651   (decimal degrees)
42°20'51" N, 71°05'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/328140/4690482 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Inventory number
BH 65546 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Boston & Albany Railroad (88)
Boston, Massachusetts (78)
Lost (19,741)
Lost 1965 (48)
Lost during 1960s (443)
Massachusetts (985)
Pony truss (15,188)
Pratt pony truss (3,223)
Pratt truss (8,179)
Railroad (13,766)
Replaced by new bridge (13,076)
Riveted (1,964)
Skewed (4,774)
Suffolk County, Massachusetts (98)
Truss (29,878)
Wooden deck (5,894)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2015: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • January 17, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin