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B&A - Spencer Wire Spur Bridge

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Description 

Rare double-intersection Warren pony truss constructed by the R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, MA. Likely relocated here from another site when the Spencer Wire Company opened its plant in 1910-11. Abandoned at some point in the mid-late 20th century.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Middle River on Spencer Wire Co. Railroad Spur
Location
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1880s, relocated here ca. 1911
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Railroad
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.24214, -71.82924   (decimal degrees)
42°14'32" N, 71°49'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/266570/4680537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Worcester South
Inventory number
BH 65217 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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