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Linden Street Bridge

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Description 

"The Linden Street bridge is the only extant iron bridge in Pittsfield, as well as being the oldest public bridge in the city still in use.

The bridge bears a plaque reading "The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn., 1900" When the bridge was completed in May of that year, Linden Street was the only river crossing in the northwest central part of the city. The bridge, which was designed for horse-drawn vehicles, with separate pedestrian walkways, was originally completely planked. The planking remains on the pedestrian walkways.

The railings on the pedestrian walkways are especially decorative, with a criss-cross pattern studded with iron rosettes.

The Linden Street bridge was and continues to be a major access point to a populated area of the city's northwest section."

-Pittsfield Historical Survey & Planning Project, November 1977

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Branch Housatonic River on Linden Street in Pittsfield
Location
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; removed & replaced 1982
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 53.0 ft.
Total length: 53.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45685, -73.26080   (decimal degrees)
42°27'25" N, 73°15'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/643003/4701967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsfield West
Inventory number
BH 67240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2015: Added by Ian Martin