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MBTA - Cove Road Overpass

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Description 

"The deck plate girder bridge was fabricated in 1929 by the Phoenix Bridge Company, and approved by engineer W. F. Fry. It consists of 4 stringers per track with lower lateral Warren bracing and a wooden deck. The southwestern abutment is of concrete while the northeastern one is of stone with a 9 courses high with wing walls. This bridge replaces an earlier bridge fabricated by the Boston Bridge works in 1886. It is possible that the remaining stone abutments date to this earlier bridge." - Massachusetts Historical Commission (P.K. Lazrus, MBTA Historic Property Survey, 11/1987)

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Cove Road on MBTA Haverhill Line
Location
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 18.5 ft.
Total length: 18.5 ft.
Also called
B&M Western Route Bridge No. 31.67
B&M Western Route Bridge No. 34
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.75934, -71.09949   (decimal degrees)
42°45'34" N, 71°05'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/328204/4736228 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haverhill
Inventory number
BH 65824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin