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Hoosic River Bridge

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Description 

Bridge carrying US 7 over the B&M mainline and the Hoosic River, built 1933 to replace an 1896 through truss built by the R.F. Hawkins Iron Works. Since its construction, the bridge has repeatedly suffered from shifting due to unstable geology in this area. While the MACRIS database claims that this bridge has been demolished, aerials seem to only show the deck being replaced, with the superstructure remaining intact.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Hoosic River on US 7 (Simonds Road) in Williamstown
Location
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1994
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 141.1 ft.
Total length: 456.1 ft.
Deck width: 30.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.72833, -73.20500   (decimal degrees)
42°43'42" N, 73°12'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/646952/4732209 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamstown
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
4,287
Inventory numbers
MA W37013 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 24, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Merged MACRIS Info.