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CSX - Nashua River Bridge

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Description 

Bridge 21.03 on the CSX (former Conrail and NYNH&H) Fitchburg Secondary, known also as the Agricultural Branch.

The current structure was erected in 1892 to replace a wooden deck truss at this location. The original 1866 stone abutments are topped with timber stringer approaches leading to a single 141.5' double-intersection Warren deck truss span.

Facts 

Overview
Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Nashua River on CSX Fitchburg Secondary in Clinton
Location
Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 141.5 ft.
Total length: 253.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Agricultural Branch Railroad Bridge over the Nashua River
Bridge 21.03
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.42338, -71.67885   (decimal degrees)
42°25'24" N, 71°40'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/279613/4700261 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Inventory number
BH 62432 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Added builder, build date, and dimensions
  • August 11, 2014: Added by Ian Martin