Adaptive Use Bridge Project

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This is a list of bridges that Dr. Alan Lutenegger of University of Massachusetts Amherst was involved with. He saved many bridges and put them into storage for teaching and hopeful eventual reuse. As of 2022, he has retired and an inquiry into the status of these bridges resulted in the following reply:

Two of the bridges were donated to the Town of Amherst for use as pedestrian bridges but after I left,  the university, in their infinite wisdom, saw no value in the rest and scrapped them all but two that I was able to save, one of which is a lenticular.


Galvin Road Bridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1884; disassembled and relocated to University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lenticular through truss bridge over Hoosic River on Galvin Road in North Adams
In storage and awaiting reconstruction

Golden Hill Road Bridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1970
Lenticular pony truss bridge formerly over Housatonic River on Golden Hill Road
In storage and awaiting reconstruction at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Horse Farm Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1928 by Palmer Steel Co; Put into storage 1991; Transferred to UMass Amherst later
Parker pony truss bridge
In storage

Lower Bridge, Bondsville (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1880; lost 2005
Pratt Pony Truss bridge over Swift River on River Street in Belchertown
Replaced by a new bridge

North Chester Village Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1887 Middle Branch Westfield River on Smith Road in Chester but recently (2009) relocated to UMass Amherst to be reused as a pedestrian bridge
Pratt pony truss bridge
In storage

Reeds Bridge Road Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1894 in Conway, MA and recently relocated to UMass Amherst to be resused as a pedestrian bridge in the future
Warren pony truss bridge
In storage

Stadium Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1906 in southern Vermont and relocated to UMass in 1996
Warren pony truss bridge over a small stream on a pedestrian path that links the UMass football stadium parking lot with the rest of the athlethic complex
Open to pedestrians

Sylvan Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1895 in Northfield, MA and later donated to UMass Amherst
Warren pony truss bridge
In storage