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Bridge Street Bridge (MP 28.02)

Photo 

Bridge Street Bridge over Conrail

Photo from MACRIS Database

View this photo at mhc-macris.net

BH Photo #323261

Map 

Street View 

Description 

"Riveted single-intersection Warren pony truss; outrigger sway braces in 1 (eastern) truss, X vertical sway braces in western truss (projected sidewalk on western truss). Diagonals in E truss have stay plates, bored for orig. 3-pipe guardrail (guardrail now removed), W truss diagonals are alternately latticed. Large block coursed granite ashlar abutments." - S.J. Roper, 10/1987

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Bridge Street in Southborough
Location
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900; replaced 1994
Builders
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts (Builder)
- W.G.S. Chamberlain (Engineer, B&A Road Dept.)
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.0 ft.
Total length: 66.0 ft.
Deck width: 31.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
B&A Main Line Bridge No. 42B
B&A Main Line Bridge No. 28.02
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26613, -71.53655   (decimal degrees)
42°15'58" N, 71°32'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/290812/4682407 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marlborough
Inventory numbers
MA S20014 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19478 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1991)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
310

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged MACRIS Info; bridge was replaced by a modern welded pony truss in 1994
  • November 12, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

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