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Berkley-Dighton Bridge (1896)

Photos 

View From Downstream the Taunton River

Photo taken by James Gonzalski in December 2007

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BH Photo #190064

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost swing truss bridge over Taunton River on Elm Street in Berkley
Location
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Status
Replaced by temporary bridge in 2010
History
Built 1896
Builder
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Pin-connected through truss swing.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 320.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83501, -71.10846   (decimal degrees)
41°50'06" N, 71°06'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/324927/4633606 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Assonet
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
7,040
Inventory numbers
MA B08001 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 8, 2010: New photos from James Gonzalski
  • June 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and GPS and listed bridge as doomed.

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