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Black River Bridge

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Black River C3066 side

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 11,2011

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BH Photo #272701

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was part of the original Springfield Terminal Railway route between Springfield VT and Charlestown, NH. It was designed to carry the interuban light rail and a single lane of highway traffic. Passenger operation ceased in 1947; electric freight train operation was replaced by diesel in November 1956, and all rail service over this bridge ceased after the acquisition of the line by Guilford Tansportation in 1983.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Black River on C3066 in Springfield
Location
Windsor County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929 by Boston Bridge Works, rehabilitated 2009
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 167.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.27101, -72.45421   (decimal degrees)
43°16'16" N, 72°27'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/706592/4794057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield
Inventory number
BH 34074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
300

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • August 26, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: vermont department of transportation currently shows this bridge as open
  • January 10, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 29, 2011: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford