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Factory Pond Railroad Bridge #36.58

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Description 

Will likely open for trail use in either 2015 or 2016.

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"The 200-foot deck-plat e girder bridge over Factory Pond is the longest of the railroad bridges in Blackstone. It is composed of two nearly identical spans, each with girder depths of 9'-0". The two girder stringers which make up each span are laced together with angles and gusset plates, with a 20-inch wide plate making up the top and bottom flanges of the girders . Although the abutments appear to have been designed for two tracks, the concrete center pier was only designed for a single track."

-P.H. Stott, 2/1988

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Factory Pond on Southern New England Trunkline Trail
Location
Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Under construction
History
Built 1918
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.5 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 7.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01845, -71.54640   (decimal degrees)
42°01'06" N, 71°32'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/289166/4654962 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 68028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2015: Added by Ian Martin