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B&A - Chelsea Creek Railroad Bridge

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Boston & Albany Railroad Bridge

Between Chelsea and Boston MA in closed position

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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

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BH Photo #266374

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Description 

This bridge is removed.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Chelsea Creek on Boston & Albany Railroad ( 2 tracks)
Location
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1919; On February 28, 1955, the counterweight fell off the Chelsea Creek drawbridge, taking the bridge permanently out of service
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Boston & Albany Railroad (BA)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Strauss Overhead Counterweight type Through Truss
Dimensions
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38548, -71.02390   (decimal degrees)
42°23'08" N, 71°01'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/333397/4694561 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston North
Inventory number
BH 57986 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2020: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • September 13, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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