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Great Bridge

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September, 1931-bridge will be replaced along with demolition of adjacent Berkshire Street Railway bridge.

Courtesy Gary Leveille; The Berkshire Edge-John Taylor photo.

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BH Photo #493867

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Description 

There has been a river crossing ar this point since the 18th Century. The first iron bridge was put up in about 1868 and was a Truesdell Patent Truss. Unfortunaely, after a few years the bridge became unstable, and in May of 1884 the town decided to replace it with one from the Berlin Iron Bridge Co, a lenticular truss which was in turn replaced in 1931.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lenticular pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on State Road (future US-7) in Great Barrington.
Location
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Also called
Great Barrington Bridge
State Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.20141, -73.35785   (decimal degrees)
42°12'05" N, 73°21'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/635570/4673444 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2021: Added by Chester Gehman
  • March 31, 2021: New photo from Chester Gehman

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