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MBTA - South Street Overpass

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South Street Overpass - East Elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in July 2014

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BH Photo #289535

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Description 

Site of an infamous train wreck in 1887 when the predecessor to this bridge collapsed under a morning commuter train. A plaque on the east side of the bridge commemorates the event.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over South Street on MBTA Needham Line
Location
Roslindale, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1887
Builders
- Frank H. Blaisdell
- Joseph Ross
Railroads
- Boston & Providence Railroad (B&P)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Old Colony Railroad (OC)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Bussey Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29379, -71.12307   (decimal degrees)
42°17'38" N, 71°07'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/324979/4684578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston South
Inventory numbers
MassDOT B16112
BH 61904 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 28, 2014: New photos from Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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