MSTR - Grasse River Bridge
The main span over the river is the only all-aluminum railroad span in the US. Built by Alcoa (serviced by MSTR) in 1946 as part of a line relocation to demonstrate the structural properties of aluminum for bridge-building.
The rest of the bridge was fabricated by Bethlehem Steel Co. and is made of standard steel.
- Deck plate girder bridge over Grasse River on Massena Terminal Railroad
- Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York
- Open to traffic
- Built 1945 by Bethlehem Steel Co.
- - Alcoa of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Aluminum Span)
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- - Massena Terminal Railroad (MSTR)
- 7 span Deck plate girder:
6 spans steel, fabricated by Bethlehem Steel Co.
1 span aluminum, fabricated by Alcoa
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.93528, -74.87644 (decimal degrees)
44°56'07" N, 74°52'35" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/509749/4975767 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 61732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 25, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- April 27, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that only 1 span is aluminum; the rest are steel and were fabricated by Bethlehem Steel Co.
- October 19, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added category "Aluminum"
- July 15, 2014: Added by Luke Harden