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BM - Clinton Viaduct

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, viaduct, from River Street, Clinton, Mass., Jun. 25, 1903

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BH Photo #314164

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Description 

Large viaduct that formerly crossed the Nashua River valley just below the Wachusett Dam. Constructed in 1903 along with the adjacent Clinton Tunnel to reroute the railroad around the Wachusett Reservoir floodplain. Abandoned in 1958 and dismantled in 1975.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Nashua River, River Street, and Boylston Street on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned)
Location
Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1903, demolished 1975
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
Design
Deck plate girder main spans with a through plate girder span over Boylston Street.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.40521, -71.68576   (decimal degrees)
42°24'19" N, 71°41'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/278981/4698262 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61878 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2015: Photos imported by Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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Sources 

  • Ian Martin