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Parish Road Bridge


Parish Road Bridge over Trout Brook

Photo from MACRIS Database

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BH Photo #323265


"Pattern of bolts indicates that the trusses were partially disassembled when moved here in 1928. The fact that the crossed diagonals in the central panels still maintain their original relationship to each other, and their original angles of intersection with the truss verticals, indicates that the length of the trusses was not altered in the move.


The previous bridge on this site was washed out in a flood in November of 1927. The present superstructure was moved and re-erected here in 1928. It was referred to in the plans as the "old Russell bridge" - it is not known if that name refers to a particular site in Peru or Worthington, or to the town of Russell. Structural characteristics suggest that the "old Russell bridge" may have originally been built by the Pittsburg Bridge Co., perhaps around 1900." -S.J. Roper, 5/1989


Pony truss bridge over Trout Brook on Parish Road in Peru
Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Bridge is closed to all traffic
Relocated here 1928
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pratt pony truss
Span length: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.44139, -72.99472   (decimal degrees)
42°26'29" N, 72°59'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/664922/4700733 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
MA P07004 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 2, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Bridge is closed to all traffic
  • April 22, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged MACRIS Info.