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NH - Blackstone River Bridge (East)

Map 

Description 

East abutment and easternmost pier are both gone. The center pier collapsed in 1968, taking the river crossing with it. The highway crossing remained until after 1970. Eventually the Southern New England Trunkline Trail will come through here and possibly make use of the remaining bits.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River, Main Street on NYNH&H Midland Division
Location
Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Demolished
History
Center pier washed out 1968, road overpass lost post-1970
Railroads
- Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad (BH&E)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck plate girder (guess based on aerial photo, other nearby bridges)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01632, -71.52961   (decimal degrees)
42°00'59" N, 71°31'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/290549/4654683 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blackstone
Inventory number
BH 61869 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin