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B&M - Waters River Trestle

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Description 

Former Essex Railroad/B&M Danvers Branch. Damaged by fire on at least one occasion; if this segment is converted to a rail-trail it is likely that a new bridge will be installed in its place.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Waters River on Boston & Maine Railroad
Location
Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1945, burned 1983, subsequently abandoned
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 196.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.54499, -70.92867   (decimal degrees)
42°32'42" N, 70°55'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/341639/4712090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Inventory number
BH 62062 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin

Comments 

BM - Waters River Trestle
Posted June 1, 2015, by Mary Jane (maryjane [at] pabisz [dot] com)

My father used to swim under this bridge when he was a boy (born 1918). My aunt also remembers this bridge from when she was a girl (born 1916). Does anyone know when the original bridge was built?