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NH - Watershops Pond Bridge

Photos 

NH - Watershoks Pond Bridge

1954 view

Pinterest- Photo taken by Mike Usenia

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #471861

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Watershops Pond on NYNH&H Armory Branch
Location
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1915 replacing a wood Howe deck truss
Railroad
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09834, -72.55731   (decimal degrees)
42°05'54" N, 72°33'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/701992/4663582 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield South
Inventory number
BH 61845 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 26, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added build year & span length
  • July 23, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

NH - Watershops Pond Bridge
Posted February 24, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The news article subject matter is a bit morbid, but photos of the bridge can be seen and bought (photo #6 is the best in my opinion) at this webpage: https://www.masslive.com/news/2017/05/report_body_recovered_...

NH - Watershops Pond Bridge
Posted February 23, 2020, by Philomena Novitt (exeterpa [at] comcast [dot] net)

I am 91 years old and remember the "trestle" bridge over "Watershops Pond". I was told by my father that I was never to cross the trestle.

I did cross it one time, but went only halfway and remember stepping onto a small square platform which was there for you to get to if a train was to come by.

Is there a clear print of that bridge that I can order? Perhaps it has to come from Springfield College.

I also remember there was a local BAB's beach that only boys could use. My brothers went to BAB's. (Bare #ss Beach).

Nice memories. Great times.

Thank you.