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PW - St. Paul Street Bridge

Photo 

P&W and SNETT bridges over St Paul Street, February 2016

Photo by Pi.1415926535

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #352619

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Description 

"The 39-foot plate girder span is the only half-thru plate girder span among the ten plate girder railroad bridges in Blackstone, and the only one to utilize girder-and-floorbeam construction. The three plate girders are each 4'-6" deep, connected by floorbeams which support the track structure . Although the bridge is still in use, the westernmost track has been out of service for a number of years. The bridge is adjacent to the Blackstone station site." -Peter H. Stott, National Register Criteria Statement, 2/1988

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over St. Paul Street on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Location
Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 39.5 ft.
Total length: 39.5 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01535, -71.53705   (decimal degrees)
42°00'55" N, 71°32'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/289930/4654594 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blackstone
Inventory number
BH 72020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2016: New Street View added by Ian Martin