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MCRT - Lower Hardwick Bridge

Map 

Description 

Former Central Massachusetts Railroad. This section (Gilbertville-New Braintree) was retained as the Wheelwright Branch until around 1980. It is now owned by the East Quabbin Land Trust and is open for use as part of the future cross-state Mass Central Rail Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Ware River on Mass Central Rail Trail
Location
Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.33464, -72.16357   (decimal degrees)
42°20'05" N, 72°09'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/733680/4690829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ware
Inventory number
BH 61938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin