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Millers River Bridge

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Description 

The replacement bridge is a Bailey type pony truss; a similar bridge carries Chestnut Hill Ave over the ex- B&M RR tracks a few hundred feet to the south, which has no entry on this site. (MA 15012)

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Millers River on MA 32 (Chestnut Hill Avenue) in Athol
Location
Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Prior bridge built 1850; rehabilitated 1921; replaced 1998.
Design
Bailey pony truss (or Bailey type)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.59667, -72.22083   (decimal degrees)
42°35'48" N, 72°13'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/728008/4719771 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Athol
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
2,716
Inventory numbers
MA A15009 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19491 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 22, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Millers River Bridge
Posted October 15, 2013, by William Doherty (william [dot] doherty [at] wspgroup [dot] com)

Bridge A-15-009 (16H) the Original structure was built in 1850, with rehabilitation 1921. The Structure was replaced by a Temporary Structure (Maybe Bridge, Double Truss, Single Storey Structure) in 1998.