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MBTA - Shore Line Bridge

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MBTA under Midland Div. Bridge

MBTA Providence Line train passing under the Midland Division, Readville, MA

Photo by Ian Martin

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BH Photo #289017

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Description 

Former Boston & New York Airline/NYNH&H Midland Division route into Boston crossing former NYNH&H Shore Line. Currently carries Franklin Line trains operating via the Fairmount Line and CSX locals to and from the Readville yard. Former Shore Line (underneath) is now the Amtrak NEC and the MBTA Providence/Stoughton Line.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Amtrak Northeast Corridor on MBTA Fairmount Line
Location
Readville, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Replacement project for bridge underway. Design plans to be released March/April 2015.
History
Built 1898
Builders
- F.S. Curtis (Chief Engineer)
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
MBTA - Fairmount Line Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23754, -71.13399   (decimal degrees)
42°14'15" N, 71°08'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/323922/4678355 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwood
Inventory number
BH 61847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2015: Updated by Erich Pfistner: Updated name, and added project information for its replacement bridge.
  • August 9, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 8, 2014: New photos from Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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MBTA - Shore Line Bridge
Posted November 4, 2016, by David Bryant (davidb0229 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is being replaced over the weekend of November 4-6, 2016.