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Ponakin Bridge

Photos 

Ma1172 'Barrel Shot' Showing Truss And Wooden Deck

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #154711

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Post through truss bridge over North Branch Nashua River on Ponakin Road
Location
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1871; closed to traffic 1978
Builders
- Simeon S. Post (Truss design)
- Watson Manufacturing Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
Design
Wrought- and cast-iron Post through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1979
Also called
Ponakin Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.48122, -71.68522   (decimal degrees)
42°28'52" N, 71°41'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/279292/4706702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79000378 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44061 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • August 10, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 14, 2014: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • February 8, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • HAER MA-13 - Ponakin Road Bridge, Spanning Nashua River on Ponakin Road, Lancaster vicinity, Worcester County, MA
  • Wikipedia
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Ponakin Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)