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MBTA - Talbot Avenue Overpass

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Description 

The inverted-U, double-web girder bridge is one of at least six built by the New Haven Railroad on New England Railroad lines it controlled in Southern Boston Proper between 1897-1900. Initial plans for using the double-web girder, noted for its strength and lateral stability, were developed by the New England Railroad Engineers as early as 1895. Other examples of the double-web girder are located at Coumbia Road and Woodrow Avenue on the Dorchester line and East Street on the Orange Line (rapid transit). The grade crossing at Talbot Avenue was eliminated in 1897 with the present unusual half thru box girder bridge. -Mary C. McCahon, Massachusetts Historical Commission

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Talbot Avenue on MBTA Fairmount Line
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1897, strengthened 1914, replaced 2012
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 68.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Also called
NH - Talbot Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29204, -71.07820   (decimal degrees)
42°17'31" N, 71°04'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/328673/4684293 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin