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Amtrak - Arborway Arch Bridge

Photos 

Forest Hills station postcard

Postcard of New Haven Railroad's Forest Hills station, from around 1900

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #315207

Map 

Description 

Five-span arch bridge constructed in 1897 to carry the NYNH&H former Boston & Providence main line across the Arborway. Demolished in the mid-1980s as part of the relocation of the Northeast Corridor and Orange Line into the Southwest Corridor trench.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Arborway on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Location
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1897
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.2 ft.
Deck width: 69.0 ft.
Also called
NH - Arborway Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30169, -71.11318   (decimal degrees)
42°18'06" N, 71°06'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/325816/4685435 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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