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6th Street Bridge

Power Street Bridge

   


6th Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
6th Street (Abandoned Power Street Alignment) Over Power Canal
Location
Turners Falls: Franklin County, Massachusetts
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1912 By Builder/Contractor: Eastern Bridge and Structural Company of Worcester, Massachusetts

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
136 Feet (41.5 Meters)
Structure Length
139 Feet (42.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
19.4 Feet (5.9 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
TWN233016100

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This bridge has been bypassed by a modern (non-historic) double-story Bailey truss bridge that was built in 1988 and this historic bridge has been left in place abandoned. The bridge is a significant example of an uncommon structure type, the double-Warren truss. The bridge appears to retain good historic integrity.

While the fact that the bridge is fenced off when it clearly could support pedestrians is unfortunate, it is nice to see that at least this bridge has been left standing next to its replacement, when many other states would have torn such a bridge down just for the sake of scrap metal and laziness. The bridge would also be a good candidate for relocation and reuse in a new location as a historic bridge for non-motorized traffic.

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