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SNETT - Triad Bridge

Photos 

SNE looking east across Blackstone

Looking east over the Blackstone River on the former NY&NE route, with the P&W below and the abutments for the never-built SNE bridge in the background.

Photo by SPUI

License: Public domain: Released by author

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #311115

Map 

Description 

Midland Division/NY&NE crossing of the P&W mainline and the Blackstone River. "Triad" name originates from the unfinished Southern New England Railroad, which would have crossed the river and both railroads at this location on a higher bridge, the supports for which still remain.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt deck truss girder bridge over Blackstone River, P&W Providence Main on Southern New England Trunkline Trail in Millville
Location
Millville, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicycles
History
Converted to trail use 2015-6
Railroads
- Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad (BH&E)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pin-connected Pratt deck truss over Blackstone River; pony plate girder over P&W tracks
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02016, -71.56727   (decimal degrees)
42°01'13" N, 71°34'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/287444/4655202 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blackstone
Inventory number
BH 61871 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Noted that this and the nearby SNETT bridges are now open to trail users
  • May 4, 2015: New photos from Marc N Belanger
  • December 29, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Marc N Belanger - marcnbelanger [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

SNETT - Triad Bridge
Posted March 18, 2015, by David Barber (dgbarber [at] cs [dot] com)

This bridge is to be repainted and decked in 2015.