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MBTA - Bennett Street Overpass

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Description 

Former B&M Saugus Branch, now mostly converted to a rail-trail. This bridge is immediately adjacent to the junction with the Eastern Route mainline, so it may not end up being converted for trail use.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bennett Street on B&M Saugus Branch
Location
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1912 by the New England Structural Co.
Builders
- B.W. Guppy (B&M Bridge Engineer)
- New England Structural Co. of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 59.9 ft.
Also called
BM - Bennett Street Overpass
BM - Bridge A122
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45629, -70.96316   (decimal degrees)
42°27'23" N, 70°57'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/338579/4702306 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynn
Inventory number
BH 65646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin