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Springfield Memorial Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in November 2010


BH Photo #195528

Street Views 


Tornado Passes Over Bridge

A tornado is seen passing over the Springfield Memorial Bridge. The tornado was responsible for scattering debris, toppling trees, and frightening workers and residents. No injuries were immediately reported. (June 1, 2011)

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Concrete arch bridge over Connecticut River on MA 147 (Memorial Avenue) in Springfield
West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1922 to replace an 1816 covered bridge upstream; rehabilitated 1996
- Fay, Spofford & Thorndike of Burlington, Massachusetts (Design)
- H.P. Converse Co. of Boston, Massachusetts (Prime Contractor)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Steel Fabrication)
Melan Arch
Length of largest span: 209.0 ft.
Total length: 1,515.2 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09889, -72.59528   (decimal degrees)
42°05'56" N, 72°35'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/698850/4663554 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MA S24030 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19322 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2022: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 14, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added prime contractor and engineer.
  • November 10, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added steel fabricator.
  • March 26, 2021: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • November 19, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 17, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 25, 2011: New video from Nathan Holth
  • March 20, 2011: New photos from Doug Kerr

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Springfield Memorial Bridge
Posted June 7, 2012, by Ryan (ryanhaley52 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That tornado referenced... actually killed people and destroyed houses and buildings... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_New_England_tornado_outbre...