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Bassett Brook Bridge

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Bassett Brook Bridge

Photo from Cheshire MA

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #472708

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Description 

Single-arch stone bridge built c. 1830 as part of Cheshire-Adams Road. It was part of the 1920s era New England Interstate Route 8. The Berkshire Street Railway crossed over it from about 1901 until the early 1930s. In 1935 Route 8 was realigned to the east, and the bridge was abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Bassett Brook on Mass Route 8 (old alignment) & Berkshire Street Railway in Cheshire
Location
Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1830; part of 1920s era New England Interstate Route 8; bypassed c. 1935.
Railroads
- Berkshire Street Railway (BSR)
- Interurban
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.59418, -73.14414   (decimal degrees)
42°35'39" N, 73°08'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/652262/4717420 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cheshire
Inventory number
BH 79477 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added Description
  • May 24, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 17, 2017: Added by Luke

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