Minuteman Commuter Bikeway - Brattle Street Overpass
Brattle Street Overpass - SW elevation
Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2015
BH Photo #322812
Construction of the Lexington and West Cambridge Railroad, running between the connection with the Fitchburg Railroad at West Cambridge and Lexington Center, was completed on September 1, 1846. The line was operated by the Fitchburg Railroad. An extension of the line from Lexington to Concord was completed in 1873. Passenger service on this line ended in 1977, and the track has been removed in many places. The right-of-way is currently
being rebuilt as the Minuteman Bike Trail.
Bridge has riveted plate girders and floor beams and I-beam stringers, three beneath each rail.
This is one of the bridges erected in 1900 to eliminate grade crossings on the Lexington line.
-Charles Scott, MBTA Historical Property Survey Phase II, 11/1987
- Steel stringer bridge over Brattle Street on Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
- Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1900
- - New England Structural Co. of Boston, Massachusetts
- - Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 42.5 ft.
Total length: 47.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.42195, -71.16863 (decimal degrees)
42°25'19" N, 71°10'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/321586/4698905 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- MA A10003 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 62707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 18, 2015: New photos from Ian Martin
- August 28, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin