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Access Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.307500,-71.491410

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Carries Access Road over Sudbury Dam Spillway
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Sudbury Dam Spillway on Access Road in Southborough
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Worcester County

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Summit Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.324223,-71.793484

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Carries MA 12 (W. Boylston Street) over ST/Pan Am Worcester Main
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 78.1 Feet
Span Length: 74.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over ST/Pan Am Worcester Main on MA 12 (W. Boylston Street) in Worcester
History: Built 1927; rehabilitated/widened 1986
Built: 1927

Location: Worcester County

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Summit Bridge

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Beaver Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.250278,-71.830556

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Carries MA 9/MA 12 over Beaver Brook
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 37.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Beaver Brook on MA 9/MA 12 in Worcester
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Worcester County

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Blackstone Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.177222,-71.690556

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Carries MA 122A (Main Street) over Blackstone Canal
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 31.5 Feet
Span Length: 31.5 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Blackstone Canal on MA 122A (Main Street) in Grafton
History: Built 1898
Built: 1898

Location: Worcester County

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Blackstone Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.017778,-71.553056

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Carries MA 122 (Main Street) over Blackstone Canal
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 73.2 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Blackstone Canal on MA 122 (Main Street) in Blackstone
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Worcester County

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.310143,-72.212137

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Carries Bridge Street over Ware River
Design: truss/through/lattice/town
Design Details: Covered Town Lattice Through truss
Total Length: 139.1 Feet
Span Length: 130.9 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Ware River on Bridge Street in Hardwick
History: Built 1886; rehabilitated 1987
Built: 1886

Location: Worcester County

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275093

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge

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275094

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge

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275095

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge

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275096

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 2014

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

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Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 2014

362154

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Photo taken by John Loxton in August 2016

362155

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Photo taken by John Loxton in August 2016

362156

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Photo taken by John Loxton in August 2016

362157

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Photo taken by John Loxton in August 2016

420717

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Gilbertville Bridge

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420718

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Gilbertville Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990

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Bridge Street Bridge (MP 28.02)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.266133,-71.536549

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Carries Bridge Street over CSX Railroad
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 66.0 Feet
Span Length: 58.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Bridge Street in Southborough
History: Built 1900; replaced 1994
Built: 1901

Location: Worcester County

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323261

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Bridge Street Bridge over Conrail

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Bridge Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.610278,-72.075000

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Carries Bridge Street over ST/Pan Am Freight Main Line
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 49.9 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over ST/Pan Am Freight Main Line on Bridge Street in Templeton
History: Built 1898, replaced 2006
Built: 1898

Location: Worcester County

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Bridge Street Bridge

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Broadmeadow Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.357778,-72.142778

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Carries MA 32 (Barre Road) over Broadmeadow Brook
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Steel arch
Total Length: 21.7 Feet
Span Length: 9.2 Feet

Overview: Metal arch bridge over Broadmeadow Brook on MA 32 (Barre Road) in Hardwick
History: Built 1946; rehabilitated 1999
Built: 1946

Location: Worcester County

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Carpenter Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.031111,-71.895278

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Carries Carpenter Road over P&W Southbridge Branch (abandoned)
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 34.1 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over P&W Southbridge Branch (abandoned) on Carpenter Road in Dudley
History: Built 1850; rehabilitated 1985
Built: 1850

Location: Worcester County

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Dudley Road Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 42.055000,-71.979444

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Carries W. Dudley Road over Quinebaug River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 125.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Quinebaug River on W. Dudley Road in Dudley
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Worcester County

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East Branch Tully River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.690278,-72.223889

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Carries MA 68 (Warwick Road) over East Branch Tully River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over East Branch Tully River on MA 68 (Warwick Road) in Royalston
History: Built 1948
Built: 1948

Location: Worcester County

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Exchange Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.596667,-72.231667

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Carries Exchange Street over Millers River
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren through truss with all verticals
Total Length: 154.9 Feet
Span Length: 149.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Millers River on Exchange Street in Athol
History: Built 1939; rehabilitated 1988 and 2019
Built: 1939

Location: Worcester County

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467704

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Exchange Street Bridge

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467705

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Exchange Street Bridge

closed for ice jam in 2018

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French River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.048889,-71.888056

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Carries MA 12 (Main Street) over French River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over French River on MA 12 (Main Street) in Dudley
History: Built 1868; rehabilitated 1967
Built: 1868

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

484689

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Main Street Bridge

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Crossman Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
Berlin Iron Bridge Co.

Location: 42.210556,-72.245556

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Carries Gilbert Road over Quaboag River
Design: truss/pony/lenticular
Design Details: Lenticular pony truss
Total Length: 73.2 Feet
Span Length: 71.9 Feet

Overview: Lenticular pony truss bridge over Quaboag River on Gilbert Road in Warren
History: Built 1888 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Built: 1888

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in September 2012

247257

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in September 2012

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in September 2012

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MA 28M 1

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497606

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MA 28M 2

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497607

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MA 28M 3

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497608

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MA 28M 4

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497609

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MA 28M 5

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Hartwell Street Railroad Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.341389,-71.770833

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Carries Hartwell Street over B&M RR
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 44.9 Feet
Span Length: 43.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss bridge over BMRR on Hartwell Street in West Boylston
History: Built 1908; replaced 1996
Built: 1908

Location: Worcester County

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Hartwell Street Railroad Bridge

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Lake Quinsigamond Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.274167,-71.755000

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Carries MA 9 (Belmont Street) over Lake Quinsigamond
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 795.0 Feet
Span Length: 111.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Lake Quinsigamond on MA 9 (Belmont Street) in Shrewsbury
History: Built 1916; rehabilitated 1983, in process of being replaced 2014
Built: 1916

Location: Worcester County

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Bridge over Lake Quinsigamond connecting Shrewsbury and Worcester, Mass.

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462491

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Lake Quinsigamond Bridge

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462492

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Lake Quinsigamond Bridge

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462493

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Lake Quinsamond Bridge

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Middle River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.243333,-71.833333

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Carries MA 12 (Webster Street) over Middle River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 45.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Middle River on MA 12 (Webster Street) in Worcester
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Worcester County

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Millers River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge
Being replaced according to MassDOT website. May be gone already.

Location: 42.592893,-72.239122

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Carries MA 2A (S. Main Street) over Millers River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 137.1 Feet
Span Length: 107.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Millers River on MA 2A (S. Main Street) in Athol
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Worcester County

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Main Street Bridge

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Millers River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.596667,-72.220833

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Carries MA 32 (Chestnut Hill Avenue) over Millers River
Design: truss/pony/bailey
Design Details: Bailey pony truss (or Bailey type)
Total Length: 109.9 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Millers River on MA 32 (Chestnut Hill Avenue) in Athol
History: Prior bridge built 1850; rehabilitated 1921; replaced 1998.
Built: 1850

Location: Worcester County

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Millers River Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 42.629860,-72.148520

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Carries King Street over Millers River
Design: truss/pony/polygonal/verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 96.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Millers River on King Street in South Royalston
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Worcester County

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270074

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Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in July 2010

479975

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Millers River Bridge

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Millers River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.677778,-72.061389

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Carries US 202 (River Street) over Millers River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 91.9 Feet
Span Length: 25.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Millers River on US 202 (River Street) in Winchendon
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Worcester County

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Millers River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.680000,-72.046667

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Carries MA 12 (Spring Street) over Millers River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 76.1 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Millers River on MA 12 (Spring Street) in Winchendon
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Worcester County

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Monoosnoc Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.552222,-71.795000

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Carries MA 2 over Monoosnoc Brook
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Monoosnoc Brook on MA 2 in Fitchburg
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Worcester County

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Monoosnoc Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.525000,-71.759722

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Carries MA 12 (Central Street) over Monoosnoc Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 22.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Monoosnoc Brook on MA 12 (Central Street) in Leominster
History: Built 1900; rehabilitated 1927
Built: 1900

Location: Worcester County

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Alice Bridges Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.076389,-71.628333

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Carries MA 16 (Mendon Street) over Mumford River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 49.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Mumford River on MA 16 (Mendon Street) in Uxbridge
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Worcester County

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362729

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Colonel Seth Read's 1777 Grist Mill in right background

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2016

362730

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Mill Dam

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2016

362731

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Mill Raceway

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2016

362732

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Park Overview

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2016

362733

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Bridge was renamed in 2008 in Bridge's honor.

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2016

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Laurel Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.580556,-71.797222

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Carries MA 2A (Laurel Street) over Nashua River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 174.9 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Nashua River on MA 2A (Laurel Street) in Fitchburg
History: Built 1899
Built: 1899

Location: Worcester County

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Laurel Street Bridge

Zoomed distant elevation behind through plate girder bridge for MBTA Fitchburg Line

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Rollstone Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.584167,-71.806389

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Carries Rollstone Street over North Nashua River
Design: truss/deck/pratt
Design Details: Two-span riveted Pratt deck truss
Total Length: 176.8 Feet
Span Length: 86.0 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over North Nashua River on Rollstone Street in Fitchburg
History: Built 1909; rehabilitated 1997
Built: 1909

Location: Worcester County

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Arthur J. DiTommaso Memorial Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.575573,-71.787892

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Carries 5th Street/Harvard Street over Nashua River, MBTA Fitchburg Line, & Ravine
Design: suspension/stayed
Design Details: Cable-stayed
Total Length: 657.2 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Cable-stayed bridge over Nashua River, MBTA Fitchburg Line, & Ravine on 5th Street/Harvard Street in Fitchburg
History: Built 2002
Built: 2002

Location: Worcester County

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479193

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Elevation from southwest quadrant

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

479194

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Western approach/back span

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479195

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

View of west tower

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479196

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

West tower detail

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479197

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

West tower detail

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479198

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Portal view looking east from underneath west tower

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479199

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Main span cable detail

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479200

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Portal view looking east from center of main span

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479201

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Portal view looking west from center of main span

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479202

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

View of east tower

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479203

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

East tower detail

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479204

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Back span cable detail

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479205

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

East tower & cable detail

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479206

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Portal view on eastern approach/back span

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

East tower detail

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479208

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

East tower detail

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479209

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Portal view looking west from underneath east tower

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479210

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

West tower detail

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

West tower detail

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479212

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Cable anchorage detail at west tower

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479213

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

View of cables at west approach/back span

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479214

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

View of Nashua River from bridge (looking upstream)

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479215

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

View of Nashua River from bridge (looking downstream)

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John T. Centrino Memorial Bridge

Scenery at bridge - the bridge crosses a large ravine in addition to the Nashua River and the MBTA tracks. Those are solar panels in the distance, not a body of water

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North Nashua River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.539167,-71.742500

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Carries MA 13 (Main Street) over North Nashua River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 86.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over North Nashua River on MA 13 (Main Street) in Leominster
History: Built 1872
Built: 1872

Location: Worcester County

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Depot Street - P&W Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.171667,-71.684722

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Carries Depot Street over Providence & Worcester Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 49.9 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over Providence & Worcester Railroad on Depot Street in Grafton
History: Built 1899; rehabilitated 1970, replaced 2005
Built: 1899

Location: Worcester County

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Potter Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.083056,-71.729167

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Carries Potter Road over Mumford River
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 26.9 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over Mumford River on Potter Road in Douglas
History: Built 1850; rehabilitated 2002
Built: 1850

Location: Worcester County

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Quinebaug River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.080556,-72.045833

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Carries MA 131 (Main Street) over Quinebaug River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 70.9 Feet
Span Length: 66.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Quinebaug River on MA 131 (Main Street) in Southbridge
History: Built 1910; rehabilitated 1956
Built: 1910

Location: Worcester County

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Quinsigamond River Bridge

Status: Bridge has been preserved as an integral part of the Stephen H. Roney Memorial Park

Location: 42.230532,-71.707679

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Carries Bypassed over Quinsigamond River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Quinsigamond River off MA 140 (N. Main Street) in Grafton
History: Built 1831; rehabilitated 1994
Built: 1831

Location: Worcester County

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472713

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North Main Street Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Price

478888

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

478889

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

478890

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Seven Mile River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.226944,-72.036667

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Carries Cove Street over Seven Mile River
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Multiple kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 54.8 Feet
Span Length: 41.7 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Seven Mile River on Cove Street in East Brookfield
History: Built 1950; rehabilitated 1999
Built: 1950

Location: Worcester County

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Seven Mile River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.231667,-72.016389

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Carries MA 9 (W. Main Street) over Seven Mile River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 80.7 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Seven Mile River on MA 9 (W. Main Street) in Spencer
History: Built 1911; rehabilitated 1954
Built: 1911

Location: Worcester County

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Singletary Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.184444,-71.764167

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Carries MA 146 over Singletary Brook
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Singletary Brook on MA 146 in Millbury
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Worcester County

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Stillwater River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.386944,-71.790833

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Carries MA 140 (Beaman Street) over Stillwater River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Single-span stone arch
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Stillwater River on MA 140 (Beaman Street) in West Boylston
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Worcester County

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Stillwater River Bridge

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Stillwater River Bridge

View beside the bridge from east bank

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Stillwater Bridge

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Sudbury Reservoir Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.303611,-71.514444

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Carries MA 30 (Boston Road) over Sudbury Reservoir
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 24.0 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Sudbury Reservoir on MA 30 (Boston Road) in Southborough
History: Built 1895
Built: 1895

Location: Worcester County

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Tatnuck Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.279444,-71.856111

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Carries Mower Street over Tatnuck Brook
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 25.3 Feet
Span Length: 25.3 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Tatnuck Brook on Mower Street in Worcester
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Worcester County

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Tatnuck Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.261944,-71.848056

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Carries June Street over Tatnuck Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 57.1 Feet
Span Length: 25.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Tatnuck Brook on June Street in Worcester
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Worcester County

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Tatnuk Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.278333,-71.855833

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Carries MA 122 (Pleasant Street) over Tatnuk Brook
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 36.1 Feet
Span Length: 27.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Tatnuk Brook on MA 122 (Pleasant Street) in Worcester
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Worcester County

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Sterling Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.373611,-71.778889

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Carries MA 12/MA 140 over Wachusett Reservr
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 44.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Wachusett Reservr on MA 12/MA 140 in West Boylston
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Worcester County

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Sterling Street Bridge

Elevation

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Sterling Street Bridge

Elevation

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Sterling Street Bridge

Distant elevation

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Sterling Street Bridge

Elevation

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Sterling Street Bridge

Elevation with photo enhancement

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Wachusett Reservoir, Worcester Street crossing, from the north, West Boylston, Mass., Nov. 23, 1904

Photo showing embankment construction and former Central Massachusetts Railroad bridges.

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Wachusett Reservoir, West Boylston Arch, West Boylston, Mass., Apr. 8, 1905

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Ware River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.385556,-72.098056

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Carries MA 32 (S. Barre Road) over Ware River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 87.9 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Ware River on MA 32 (S. Barre Road) in Barre
History: Built 1937, replaced 2007
Built: 1937

Location: Worcester County

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West Hill Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic; access from project office site on East Hartford Avenue as of January 9, 2019

Location: 42.112013,-71.603467

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Carries West Hill Road over West River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 18.4 Feet
Span Length: 18.4 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over West River on West Hill Road in Uxbridge
History: Built 1880; rehabilitated 1940
Built: 1880

Location: Worcester County

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West River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.070000,-71.609167

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Carries Hecla Street over West River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over West River on Hecla Street in Uxbridge
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Worcester County

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West River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.083056,-71.607778

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Carries MA 16 (Mendon Street) over West River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over West River on MA 16 (Mendon Street) in Uxbridge
History: Built 1912; rehabilitated 1949
Built: 1912

Location: Worcester County

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Whitman River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.562500,-71.846667

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Carries MA 31 (Princeton Road) over Whitman River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 34.8 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Whitman River on MA 31 (Princeton Road) in Fitchburg
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT - Emerson Brook Arch

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.045669,-71.651002

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail over Emerson Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Emerson Brook on Southern New England Trunkline Trail
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Ponakin Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.481222,-71.685222

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Carries Ponakin Road over North Branch Nashua River
Design: truss/through/post
Design Details: Wrought- and cast-iron Post through truss
Total Length: 100.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned post through truss bridge over North Branch Nashua River on Ponakin Road in Lancaster
History: Built 1871; closed to traffic 1978
Built: 1871

Location: Worcester County

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Ma1172 'Barrel Shot' Showing Truss And Wooden Deck

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154712

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General View Showing Truss And Masonry Abutments, Looking Downstream

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Detail Of Center Panel Point Where Inclined Compression Members Meet

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Detail Of Top Chord Portal Connection

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General View Of East Portal From Cherry Picker, Looking Northwest

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General View Of East Portal Elevation, Looking West

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General View From Center Of Span, Looking Toward East Portal

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East Portal From Deck, Looking East

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Southeast Endpost, Looking South

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154720

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General View Of North Truss From Deck, Looking East

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Detail Of North Truss, Showing Center 'A' Configuration Of Members, Looking North

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154722

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Detail Of N-8, Showing Flattened Rivet

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Endpost Detail, Showing Connection With Top Chord And Diagonals

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Detail Of Top Chord (North Truss, Near West End) At N-U-4, Showing Cast Joint Cap Over Post

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Detail Of Bottom Chord Of South Truss, Showing Lower Connections

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Bearing Shoe, Southwest Corner, Showing Pin Through Eyebar With Intact Nuts

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Underside Of Deck, Looking West, Showing Beams And Cross-Bracing

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Detail Of Floor Beam Connection To Bottom Chord, South Truss, East End

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Abutment At Southeast Corner

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MA 14M 11

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

387975

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MA 14M 10

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

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MA 14M 9

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

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MA 14M 8

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

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MA 14M 7

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

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MA 14M 6

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

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MA 14M 5

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2015

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MA 14M 4

Photo taken by Chester Gehman October 1983

387968

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MA 14M 3

Photo taken by Chester Gehman October 1983

387967

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MA 14M 2

Photo taken by Chester Gehman October 1983

387966

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MA 14M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman October 1983

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Recently cleared riverside, and small park walkway installed on eastern side of river, off Lunenburg Rd, as of April 2019. Watch out for ticks when you visit this site.

Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in April 2019

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Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in August 2017

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Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in April 2019

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Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in April 2019

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Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in April 2019

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Ponakin Bridge

Portal view looking west. Whoever took the time and put in the effort to clear the trees around the path just carelessly dumped all of the tree branches and limbs in front of the bridge approach!

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Ponakin Bridge

East portal

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479133

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Ponakin Bridge

Zoomed view of truss through metal fence and improperly disposed of tree branches at east portal

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479134

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Ponakin Bridge

Looking up at bridge from canoe launch

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Ponakin Bridge

Zoomed view of bridge from canoe launch, showing floorbeams and missing deck pieces

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Ponakin Bridge

Zoomed view from canoe launch showing western area of truss

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Ponakin Bridge

Top chord connection detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Bottom chord connection detail

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Ponakin Bridge

View under the bridge, showing missing deck pieces

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Ponakin Bridge

Floorbeam and underside of deck detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

West abutment

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Ponakin Bridge

East abutment

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Zoomed view showing buckled/bent bottom chord member at west side of bridge

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Ponakin Bridge

Zoomed view showing buckled/bent bottom chord member at east side of bridge

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

479150

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Ponakin Bridge

Truss detail

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 42.584252,-71.806437

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Carries Rollstone Street over North Nashua River
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Wrought- and cast-iron, pin-connected Parker pony truss
Total Length: 111.0 Feet
Span Length: 111.0 Feet

Overview: Parker pony truss bridge over North Nashua River on Rollstone Street in Fitchburg
History: Built 1870 by the National Bridge & Iron Works
Built: 1870

Location: Worcester County

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General View From Upper Roadway, Looking Northeast

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General View From Upper Roadway, Looking South

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Detail Of East Upper Chord From North Portal, Showing Cast Iron Skewbacks And Ornamental Bollards, Looking Southeast

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Detail Of West Upper Chord From Roadway, Showing Truss Geometry And Connections (Railing Of Lower Bridge Was Originally Located On The Outer Side Of The Truss), Looking North

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Detail Of West Truss From Upper Bridge, Looking Downward And Southeast

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Detail Of West Truss From Upper Bridge, Showing Truss Geometry, Looking Downward And Northeast

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Detail Of Southwest Corner Of Span From Upper Bridge, Showing Upper Chord Rivets And Castings, Looking Downward And Southeast

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General View Of Truss Geometry At Center Of Span From Lower Parking Lot, Looking Northwest

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East Elevation Of Span From Lower Parking Lot, Looking Northwest

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Detail Of Upper Chord Connection With Both Rivets And Nuts, Looking Northeast From Deck

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Detail Of Upper Chord Connection With Rivets Only, Looking East From Deck

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MA 31M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2014

444374

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MA 31M 2

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2014

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MA 31M 3

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2014

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MA 31M 4

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471021

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MA 31M 5

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471022

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MA 31M 6

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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MA 31M 7

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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MA 31M 8

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

View from highway bridge

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

View from highway bridge

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

Zoomed view from highway bridge

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

View from highway bridge

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

View from highway bridge

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

Truss detail (zoomed from highway bridge)

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Lower Rollstone Street Bridge

Truss detail (zoomed from highway bridge)

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Atherton Bridge

Status: Closed indefinitely due to deck damage from flooding. Future uncertain.
Bridge was bypassed but retained for pedestrian use many years ago. Flooding in April 2020 damaged the bridge's wooden deck and the structure was closed to all traffic. There is no definitive plan for the future of the bridge at the current time.

Location: 42.444777,-71.672028

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Carries Bolton Road over South Branch Nashua River
Design: truss/pony/post
Design Details: Wrought- and cast-iron Post pony truss with Phoenix columns
Total Length: 72.0 Feet
Span Length: 72.0 Feet

Overview: Iron pony truss bridge over South Branch Nashua River on Bolton Road in Lancaster
History: Built 1870 by J.H. Cofrode & Co.; closed to traffic in 1975
Built: 1870

Location: Worcester County

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'Barrel Shot' Showing Wooden Deck

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General View Showing Upstream Truss

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154616

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Detail Elevation View Showing End Of Truss

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154617

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Detail View Of Lower Chord Screw Connection

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154618

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Detail View Of Upper Chord Pin Connection

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'Night View' Of End Post

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General View Of East Portal From Roadway, Looking West

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General Oblique View Of South Truss, Looking Southwest

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Detail Of Northwest Endpost

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End Panels Of North Truss At West End, Showing Complex Bracing Configuration

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General View Of Bridge Elevation, Looking North

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154625

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Detail Of Center Of Span, South Truss

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Detail, West End Of South Truss, Showing Representative Bolted Connections At Bottom Chord

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Oblique View Of Deck Bracing And Multiple-Member Lower Chord, Looking Northeast

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Detail Of South Truss, Showing Upper Chord Connections

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Connection S-U-4, Showing Diagonal Members Slipped From Casting

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Connection S-U-10, Showing Male And Female Components Revealed By Stress Gap

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Detail Of Post Connection, Center Top Chord Of South Truss, Showing Pin Revealed By Gap

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Connection S-L-2, Showing Rod-Post-Chord Connection

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Southeast Bearing Shoe Connection

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Underside Of Deck, Looking West

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Abutment At Northeast Corner

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Atherton Bridge, Lancaster, MA

March 2009 photo.

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in March 2009

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MA 13M 10

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2015

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MA 13M 9

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2015

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MA 13M 8

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2015

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MA 13M 7

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2015

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MA 13M 6

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2015

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MA 13M 5

Photo taken by Chester Gehman October 1983

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MA 13M 2

Photo taken by Chester Gehman October 1983

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MA 13M 1

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MA 13M 4

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Atherton Bridge

Elevation looking north

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Atherton Bridge

Elevation looking northeast

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Atherton Bridge

Elevation looking northwest

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Atherton Bridge

Portal view looking west

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Atherton Bridge

Truss detail, north truss web

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Atherton Bridge

Truss detail, north truss web

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Atherton Bridge

Truss detail, south truss web

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Atherton Bridge

Truss detail from modern bridge

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Atherton Bridge

Truss detail at west end, showing extensive overgrowth

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Atherton Bridge

Bottom chord connection detail

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Atherton Bridge

Zoomed view of north truss web at east end, showing bent/buckled diagonal member (far right of image)

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Atherton Bridge

Zoomed view of north truss web from east portal

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Atherton Bridge

Zoomed view of west truss web from east portal

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BM - Clinton Tunnel

Status: Abandoned

Location: 42.404770,-71.681670

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Carries Abandoned railroad grade over
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 1080.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned tunnel on abandoned railroad grade in Clinton
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Worcester County

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Clinton Tunnel 1

West Portal

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in November 2009

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Clinton Tunnel 2

East Portal

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Clamshell Road Arch Bridge

Clamshell Road concrete arch bridge - located just east of the Clinton Railroad Tunnel

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in November 2009

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West portal

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in October 2019

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View through tunnel from west

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View out east portal

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East portal

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View through tunnel from east

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B&A - Otter River Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.606210,-72.074153

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Carries Boston & Albany Winchendon Branch over Otter River
Design: truss/deck
Design Details: Deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck truss bridge over Otter River on Boston & Albany Winchendon Branch
History: Line abandoned in 1968
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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BA - Otter River Bridge

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Bartlett's Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.154764,-71.882492

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Carries Clara Barton Road over French River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 29.9 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over French River on Clara Barton Road in Oxford
History: Built 1891
Built: 1891

Location: Worcester County

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Bartlett's Bridge

1983 view

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Bartlett's Bridge

Photo taken by Magicpiano in 2012

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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North Village Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 42.055447,-71.858850

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Carries a pedestrian walkway in Memorial Beach Park over a feeder stream that flows into Lake Chaubunagungamaug
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Parker pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Parker pony truss bridge over a feeder stream that flows into Lake Chaubunagungamaug on a pedestrian walkway in Memorial Beach Park in Webster
History: Mr. Parker (Inventor of the Parker Truss) was directly involved in the building of this bridge.
Built: 1871

Location: Worcester County

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Patrill Hollow Arch Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 42.365869,-72.223907

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Carries Abandoned Railroad Grade over Muddy Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned stone arch bridge over Muddy Brook on Abandoned Railroad Grade in Hardwick
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Millers River Stone Arch Bridge

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 42.676115,-72.067653

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Carries Road over Millers River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Millers River on Road in Waterville
History: Destroyed in 1938 by the Great New England Hurricane
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Hartford Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.098019,-71.623060

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Carries Hartford Avenue (Boston Post Road) over Blackstone river/Canal
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Blackstone river/Canal on Hartford Avenue (Boston Post Road) in Uxbridge
History: Built 1870
Built: 1870

Location: Worcester County

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Douglas Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.108889,-71.665556

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Carries Douglas Road over Mumford River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 28.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Mumford River on Douglas Road in Whitinsville
History: Built 1857; rehabilitated 1923
Built: 1857

Location: Worcester County

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Vermont Covered Bridge 21-14-03

Status: Open to private traffic

Location: 42.105984,-72.096832

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Carries over Quinebaug River
Design: truss/through/lattice/town
Design Details: Town lattice through truss
Total Length: 55.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Town lattice truss bridge over Quinebaug River in Sturbridge
History: Built 1874; moved here 1952
Built: 1874

Location: Worcester County

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Vermont (Dummerston) Covered Bridge

Originally located in Dummerston, VT, hence the names.

Photo taken by John Loxton in July 2015

336912

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Red Covered Bridge 21-14-49x

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.025437,-71.579063

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Carries over Blackstone River
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Howe through truss
Total Length: 117.0 Feet
Span Length: 110.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe through truss bridge over Blackstone River in Millville
History: Built 1888; Removed 1946
Built: 1888

Location: Worcester County

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Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O. Branzetti, Photographer Feb. 24, 1941 (A) Ext.- End, Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Frank O. Branzetti for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O. Branzetti, Photographer Feb. 24, 1941 (B) Ext.- End & Side, Looking North

Photo taken by Frank O. Branzetti for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O. Branzetti, Photographer Feb. 24, 1941 (C) Ext.- Side & End, Looking North-Northwest

Photo taken by Frank O. Branzetti for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O. Branzetti, Photographer Feb. 24, 1941 (D) Int.- Int.- Longitudinal View Showing Construction

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MBTA - Route 30 Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.272577,-71.611215

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Carries MBTA Worcester Line over East Main Street/Route 30
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 54.8 Feet
Span Length: 32.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over East Main Street/Route 30 on MBTA Worcester Line
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Worcester County

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320622

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320623

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320624

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320625

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MBTA - Southwest Cutoff Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.236719,-71.747512

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Carries MBTA Worcester Line over US-20/Southwest Cutoff
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 48.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over US-20/Southwest Cutoff on MBTA Worcester Line
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Worcester County

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MBTA - Sunderland Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.240929,-71.749636

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Carries MBTA Worcester Line over Sunderland Road
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Sunderland Road on MBTA Worcester Line in Worcester
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Green Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.259576,-71.798088

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch over Green Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 72.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Green Street on CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch in Worcester
History: Built 1910 (North/NH side); 1912 (South/B&A side)
Built: 1910

Location: Worcester County

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NH - Blackstone River Bridge (East)

Status: Demolished

Location: 42.016317,-71.529611

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Carries NYNH&H Midland Division over Blackstone River, Main Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder (guess based on aerial photo, other nearby bridges)
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River, Main Street on NYNH&H Midland Division
History: Center pier washed out 1968, road overpass lost post-1970
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT - Blackstone River Bridge (West)

Status: Open to pedestrians and bicycles

Location: 42.016375,-71.539114

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail over Blackstone River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 165.0 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River on future Southern New England Trunkline Trail
History: Built 1911; abandoned 1970s; converted to trail use 2015
Built: 1911

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT and P&W bridges over Blackstone River, February 2016

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SNETT - Triad Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians and bicycles

Location: 42.020155,-71.567270

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail over Blackstone River, P&W Providence Main
Design: truss/deck/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected Pratt deck truss over Blackstone River; pony plate girder over P&W tracks
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned Pratt deck truss girder bridge over Blackstone River, P&W Providence Main on Southern New England Trunkline Trail in Millville
History: Converted to trail use 2015-6
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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SNE looking east across Blackstone

Looking east over the Blackstone River on the former NY&NE route, with the P&W below and the abutments for the never-built SNE bridge in the background.

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SNETT - Triad Bridge (on right); being repainted as part of the Blackstone Greenway bike path project.

Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in May 2015

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Bridge being repainted as part of the Blackstone Greenway bike path project.

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BM - Clinton Viaduct

Status: Demolished

Location: 42.405207,-71.685759

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Carries B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned) over Nashua River, River Street, and Boylston Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder main spans with a through plate girder span over Boylston Street.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Nashua River, River Street, and Boylston Street on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned) in Clinton
History: Built 1903, demolished 1975
Built: 1903

Location: Worcester County

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, viaduct, from River Street, Clinton, Mass., Jun. 25, 1903

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, viaduct, from Oak Street, Clinton, Mass., Jun. 17, 1903

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, viaduct, from the east, Clinton, Mass., Dec. 11, 1903

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, viaduct, from the southeast, Clinton, Mass., Sep. 28, 1903

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B&A - Webster Branch Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.065748,-71.878694

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Carries B&A Webster Branch (abandoned) over French River and P&W Norwich Branch
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Lattice through truss span over the P&W and two deck plate girder spans over the French River
Total Length: 225.0 Feet
Span Length: 108.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over French River and P&W Norwich Branch on B&A Webster Branch (abandoned) in Webster
History: Built 1888, rebuilt 1916 and 1936, abandoned 1958
Built: 1888

Location: Worcester County

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Truss

View of the truss from the grade crossing between the P&W Norwich Branch and North Main Street.

Photo taken by Erich Pfistner in August 2015

336849

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Approach spans

View of the approach spans over the French River from the bridge carrying North Main Street.

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Front view

View facing east from the former right-of-way on the west side of the bridge. The RoW here is still mostly intact and free of small scrubs and weeds.

Photo taken by Erich Pfistner in August 2015

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Side View

View facing east from the side of the abutment. P&W's Norwich Branch can be seen in the background.

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PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Blackstone)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.016046,-71.539509

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Carries P&W Providence Main over Blackstone River
Design: truss/deck/pratt
Design Details: Pratt deck truss
Total Length: 143.0 Feet
Span Length: 143.0 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
History: Built 1889
Built: 1889

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT and P&W bridges over Blackstone River, February 2016

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PW - Triad Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.020356,-71.567359

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Carries P&W Providence Main over Blackstone River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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323939

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323940

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PW - Elmdale Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.057610,-71.615700

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Carries P&W Providence Main over Blackstone River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
History: Built 1889
Built: 1889

Location: Worcester County

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MCRT - Lower Hardwick Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.334644,-72.163573

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Carries Mass Central Rail Trail over Ware River
Design: truss/through/lattice
Design Details: Lattice through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lattice through truss bridge over Ware River on Mass Central Rail Trail in New Braintree
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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MCRT - Upper Hardwick Bridge

Status: Open/soon to be open to pedestrians
Owned by East Quabbin Land Trust and will eventually be converted for use by the Mass Central Rail Trail.

Location: 42.345580,-72.146549

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Carries Mass Central Rail Trail over Ware River
Design: truss/pony/howe
Design Details: Howe pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Howe pony truss bridge over Ware River on Mass Central Rail Trail in New Braintree
History: Converted for trail use 2014
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT - Blackstone Viaduct

Status: Derelict/abandoned
Will eventually become part of the Blackstone River Bikeway/Southern New England Trunkline Trail/East Coast Greenway.

Location: 42.015472,-71.533468

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Carries NYNH&H Midland Division over Mill Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: 7-span Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 360.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Mill Street on NYNH&H Midland Division
History: Built 1872, concrete added 1918
Built: 1872

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Whistler Bridge (West Warren)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.208105,-72.254221

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision over Quaboag River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Quaboag River on CSX Boston Subdivision in West Warren
History: Built 1837-9 by the Western Railroad
Built: 1838

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Nashua River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.423377,-71.678849

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Nashua River
Design: truss/deck/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Total Length: 253.8 Feet
Span Length: 141.5 Feet

Overview: Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Nashua River on CSX Fitchburg Secondary in Clinton
History:
Built: 1892

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Main Street Overpass (Clinton)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.420439,-71.687277

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Main Street/MA-110
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete rigid frame bridge over Main Street/MA-110 on CSX Fitchburg Secondary
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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North elevation

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Quinapoxet River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.385025,-71.797117

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Carries Thomas Street over Quinapoxet River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Three-span stone arch
Total Length: 100.1 Feet
Span Length: 27.9 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Quinapoxet River on Thomas Street in Oakdale
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Worcester County

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Quinapoxet River Bridge

Distant elevation

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in February 2020

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Quinapoxet River Bridge

View beside the bridge from north bank

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Quinapoxet River Bridge

Zoomed view beside the bridge from north bank

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South Main Street Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic in October 2014

Location: 42.189653,-71.759639

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Carries S Main Street over Blackstone River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Deck arch
Total Length: 44.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Deck arch bridge over Blackstone River on South Main Street in Millbury.
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Worcester County

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ST - Nashua River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.493777,-71.627576

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Carries Pan Am Worcester Main over Nashua River
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren through truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Nashua River on Pan Am Worcester Main
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Wachusett Aqueduct Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 42.328815,-71.630532

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Carries Wachusett Aqueduct over Assabet River & Hudson Street
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Assabet River & Hudson Street on Wachusett Aqueduct in Northborough
History: Built 1896
Built: 1896

Location: Worcester County

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Wachusett Aqueduct Northborough Bridge

Photo by Richard Johnson

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Photo taken by Will Truax in October 2017

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.208099,-71.781860

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Carries Blackstone River Bikeway over Blackstone River
Design: truss/pony/lenticular
Design Details: Lenticular pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 74.0 Feet

Overview: Pin connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over Blackstone River on Blackstone River Bikeway in Millbury
History: Built 1887; relocated to this site 2001
Built: 1887

Location: Worcester County

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Southern approach

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Southern approach

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Dated endpost. Note that these were in the HAER documentation when the bridge was still in its original location, indicating that they were not added when the bridge was moved.

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Missing builders plaque

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Typical pinned connection of the upper chord

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Midspan connection. Note that the tapered vertical fits into the upper chord and the V lacing around it.

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Detail of the end post.

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Northern portal

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Blackstone River Bridge

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ST - Stillwater River Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.392530,-71.788929

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Carries Springfield Terminal Railway over Stillwater River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Stillwater River on Springfield Terminal Railway in West Boylston
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.581795,-71.799137

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Carries Pedestrian Pathway over Nashua River
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss bridge over Nashua River on Pedestrian Pathway in Fitchburg
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Distant elevation

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Truss detail

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Truss detail

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Riverfront Park Bridge

View of east truss web

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Riverfront Park Bridge

View of east truss web

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Bottom chord connection detail

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Top chord connection detail

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

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Riverfront Park Bridge

View of west truss web

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Truss detail

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Truss detail

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Truss detail

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479219

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Truss detail

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479217

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Elevation

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in August 2020

479218

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Riverfront Park Bridge

Portal view facing north

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ST - Nashua River Arch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.583323,-71.818122

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Carries Springfield Terminal Railway over Nashua River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Nashua River on Springfield Terminal Railway in Fitchburg
History: Built 1846
Built: 1846

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Bill McCaffrey

471025

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471026

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471027

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

482372

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ST - Nashua River Arch Bridge

looking south

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in September 2020

482373

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ST - Nashua River Arch Bridge

looking north

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Sawyer Passway Bridge

Status: Open to authorized vehicles only

Location: 42.579567,-71.790296

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Carries Sawyer Passway over Nashua River
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss bridge over Nashua River on Sawyer Passway in Fitchburg
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Gated on south end

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471043

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471044

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Adjacent railroad bridge on west side

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471045

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Adjacent bridge carrying pipe on east side

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

482376

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Sawyer Passway Bridge

looking south

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in September 2020

482377

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Sawyer Passway Bridge

looking north

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SNETT - Canal Street Overpass (North)

Status: Open to pedestrians and bicycles

Location: 42.016895,-71.540598

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail over Canal Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 109.0 Feet
Span Length: 66.3 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Canal Street on Southern New England Trunkline Trail
History: Built 1917; converted to trail use 2015
Built: 1917

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT bridge over Canal Street, February 2016

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SNETT - Blackstone Canal Bridge

Status: Under construction

Location: 42.015349,-71.535866

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail over Canal Street & Blackstone Canal
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 161.0 Feet
Span Length: 110.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Canal Street & Blackstone Canal on Southern New England Trunkline Trail
History: Built 1917
Built: 1917

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - High Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.421568,-71.684058

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over High Street
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over High Street on CSX Fitchburg Secondary
History: Built 1919
Built: 1919

Location: Worcester County

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North elevation

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CSX - Water Street/West Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.421183,-71.684804

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Water Street & West Street
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Water Street & West Street on CSX Fitchburg Secondary
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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View from west

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329635

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View from north

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CSX - B&M Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.420384,-71.688516

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over PAR Worcester Main
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over PAR Worcester Main on CSX Fitchburg Secondary
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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North elevation

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CSX - Greeley Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.421128,-71.693280

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Greeley Street
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete rigid frame bridge over Greeley Street on CSX Fitchburg Secondary in Clinton
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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North elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2015

329628

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South elevation

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BM - Wachusett Spillway Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only when dam area is open to the public

Location: 42.405357,-71.689079

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Carries B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned) over Wachusett Reservoir Spillway
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Wachusett Reservoir Spillway on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned) in Clinton
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Worcester County

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Wachusett Dam, railroad bridge over waste channel, Clinton, Mass., Sep. 5, 1905

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318933

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Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in June 2005

318936

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B&A - Spencer Wire Spur Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.242143,-71.829241

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Carries Spencer Wire Co. Railroad Spur over Middle River
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 100.0 Feet
Span Length: 98.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Middle River on Spencer Wire Co. Railroad Spur in Worcester
History: Built 1880s, relocated here ca. 1911
Built: 1880

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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Lovett Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.074347,-71.712629

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Carries Cook Street over Mumford River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Mumford River on Cook Street in Douglas
History: Built 1908; Replaced 1995
Built: 1908

Location: Worcester County

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View West, General View Showing East Elevation Of Bridge And Dam

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

312197

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View Southeast, General View Showing North End Of Bridge, Lovett Mill In Background

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

312198

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View North, General View Showing South End Of Bridge, Former Mill Tenements In Background

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312199

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View Southeast, Showing West Elevation Of Bridge

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312200

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View West, Showing East Elevation Of Bridge

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312201

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View South, Showing Traffic Level From North End

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

312202

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View North, Showing Traffic Level From South End

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

312203

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View East, Showing Substructure

Photo taken by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

312204

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View Southeast, Showing South Abutment

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312205

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View Northwest, Showing North Abutment

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312206

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View East, Detail Of Railing

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312207

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View South, Detail Of Dam

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View Southeast, Detail Of Waste Gate Control

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CSX - Gardner Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.249138,-71.814913

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision over Gardner Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Gardner Street on CSX Boston Subdivision in Worcester
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Gardner Street Overpass

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CSX - Grafton Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.261121,-71.793927

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision over Grafton Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Grafton Street on CSX Boston Subdivision in Worcester
History: Built 1911
Built: 1911

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Franklin Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.260255,-71.796550

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch over Franklin Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 46.5 Feet
Span Length: 46.5 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Franklin Street on CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch in Worcester
History: Built 1912 by Boston Bridge Works
Built: 1912

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Middle River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.242045,-71.828978

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision over Middle River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 98.5 Feet
Span Length: 95.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Middle River on CSX Boston Subdivision in Worcester
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Southbridge Street Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.253918,-71.807140

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision over Southbridge Street and Providence & Worcester Railroad
Design: truss/deck/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren deck truss with all verticals over Southbridge St.; Three deck plate girder spans over P&W
Total Length: 587.4 Feet
Span Length: 165.0 Feet

Overview: Warren deck truss with all verticals bridge over Southbridge Street and Providence & Worcester Railroad on CSX Boston Subdivision
History: Built 1912 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co.
Built: 1912

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Southbridge St and P&W Overpass

looking north

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PW - Southbridge Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.254728,-71.806254

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Carries Providence & Worcester Railroad over Southbridge Street
Design: truss/through/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 161.0 Feet

Overview: Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Southbridge Street on Providence & Worcester Railroad
History: Built 1910 by Boston Bridge Works
Built: 1910

Location: Worcester County

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PW - Southbridge Street Overpass

looking east

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CSX - Hermon Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.255598,-71.804618

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch over Hermon Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hermon Street on CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch in Worcester
History: Built 1910 (North/NH side); 1912 (South/B&A side)
Built: 1910

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Hermon Street Overpass

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CSX - Madison Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.257269,-71.801888

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch over Madison Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Madison Street on CSX Boston Subdivision, P&W Gardner Branch
History: Built 1910 (North/NH side); 1912 (South/B&A side)
Built: 1910

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Madison Street Overpass

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CSX - Old Mill Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.492353,-71.735272

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Old Mill Road
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Old Mill Road on CSX Fitchburg Secondary in Leominster
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Location: Worcester County

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Clamshell Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.404494,-71.678501

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Carries Clamshell Road over Boston & Maine Railroad
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Deck arch
Total Length: 68.9 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Deck arch bridge over Boston & Maine Railroad on Clamshell Road in Clinton
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Worcester County

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, Alexander Ohnsman's house, Clinton, Mass., Jan. 25, 1904

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314177

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Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in November 2009

472986

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Relocation Central Massachusetts Railroad, Clamshell Road Arch, Clinton, Mass., Feb. 3, 1903

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MCER - Barre Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.344589,-72.159523

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Carries Massachusetts Central Railroad over Barre Road
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Barre Road on Massachusetts Central Railroad in Hardwick
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Barre Wool Combing Company Bridge

Status:

Location: 42.385913,-72.098197

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Carries Mill Roadway & Pipeline over Ware River
Design: arch/through/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through arch with upper deck for pipeline
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete through arch bridge over Ware River on Mill Roadway & Pipeline in Barre
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471029

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471030

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

471031

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

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Southgate Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.248844,-71.811103

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Carries P&W Norwich Branch over Southgate Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Southgate Street on P&W Norwich Branch in Worcester
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Curtis Pond Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.242236,-71.834771

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Carries Worcester Electric Light Company Spur over Curtis Pond
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Curtis Pond on Worcester Electric Light Company Spur in Worcester
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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CSX - Webster Street Overpass

Status: Open to railway traffic, and to vehicle and pedestrian traffic below

Location: 42.241045,-71.832926

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Carries CSX Boston Subdivision over Webster Street
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder carrying two tracks. Has Curb Columns. Stone abutments.
Total Length: 55.0 Feet
Span Length: 34.3 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Webster Street on CSX Boston Subdivision in Worcester
History: Built 1911
Built: 1911

Location: Worcester County

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Shrewsbury Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
Bridge structure is decaying, and is high priority for rehabilitation

Location: 42.239695,-71.713106

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Carries Shrewsbury Street/MA 140 over MBTA Worcester Line
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer with Concrete (Cast-in-Place) Deck surfaced with asphalt.
Total Length: 150.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over MBTA Worcester Line on Shrewsbury Street/MA 140 in Grafton
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Worcester County

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Grove Street Bridge

Status: Closed to vehicular traffic

Location: 42.405739,-71.686597

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Carries Grove Street over Lancaster Pond
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 36.1 Feet
Span Length: 36.1 Feet

Overview: Closed spandrel arch bridge over Lancaster Pond on Grove Street in Clinton
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Worcester County

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Published prior to 1923

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Fisher Street Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.268941,-71.649576

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Carries Fisher Street over MBTA Worcester Line
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 121.1 Feet
Span Length: 87.9 Feet

Overview: Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over MBTA Worcester Line on Fisher Street in Westborough
History: Built 1894; moved here 1916; rehabilitated 1941
Built: 1894

Location: Worcester County

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Boston and Albany Railroad Main Line Bridge #34.04

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Fisher Street Bridge

MBTA commuter train rolls underneath Nov. 8, 2015

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Factory Pond Railroad Bridge #36.58

Status: Under construction

Location: 42.018453,-71.546402

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail over Factory Pond
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 200.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.5 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Factory Pond on Southern New England Trunkline Trail in Blackstone
History: Built 1918
Built: 1918

Location: Worcester County

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Wallum Lake Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.034106,-71.762781

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Carries Wallum Lake Road over Southern New England Trunkline Trail
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 26.9 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Southern New England Trunkline Trail on Wallum Lake Road in Douglas
History: Built 1864
Built: 1864

Location: Worcester County

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Bridge Over The Trunkline | by Svadilfari

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MBTA - Baker's Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.568917,-71.769251

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Carries Pan Am Main Line/MBTA Fitchburg Line over Baker's Brook
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 18.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Baker's Brook on Pan Am Main Line/MBTA Fitchburg Line
History: Built ca. 1912
Built: 1912

Location: Worcester County

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PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Millbury North)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.191800,-71.767649

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Carries Providence & Worcester Railroad over Blackstone River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 5-panel pin-connected Pratt through truss
Total Length: 101.0 Feet
Span Length: 101.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Blackstone River on Providence & Worcester Railroad
History: Built 1889
Built: 1889

Location: Worcester County

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worcester Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.206115,-71.781564

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Carries Blackstone River Bikeway over Worcester Flood Diversion Channel
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Riveted Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Worcester Flood Diversion Channel on Blackstone River Bikeway in Millbury
History: Relocated circa 2001
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

Southern approach

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

330255

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

Riveted connections

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

Note the simple intersection points of the double intersection Warren truss. The simplicity and relative light feel of the truss can be noted here.

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2015

330257

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

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330258

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

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Blackstone River Bikeway - Worc Flood Diversion Channel Bridge

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Jack Brown's Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.187034,-71.889338

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Carries Rochdale Street over Boston & Albany Railroad
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 72.0 Feet
Span Length: 66.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Boston & Albany Railroad on Rochdale Street in Auburn
History: Buil 1890, relocated 1915, replaced 1993
Built: 1890

Location: Worcester County

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Rochdale Street Bridge over Conrail

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West Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.189514,-71.877408

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Carries West Street over Boston & Albany Railroad
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 76.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Boston & Albany Railroad on West Street in Auburn
History: Built 1890, relocated 1915, replaced 1993
Built: 1890

Location: Worcester County

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West Street Bridge over Conrail

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Bridge Street Bridge (MP 63.72)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.225048,-72.045515

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Carries Bridge Street over Boston & Albany Railroad
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 58.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Boston & Albany Railroad on Bridge Street in East Brookfield
History: Built 1892; replaced 1995
Built: 1892

Location: Worcester County

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Bridge Street Bridge over Conrail

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Monoosnoc Brook Railroad Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 42.526503,-71.757669

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Monoosnoc Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Monoosnoc Brook on CSX Fitchburg Secondary in Leominster
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Fall Brook Railroad Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.509211,-71.745339

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Fall Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Fall Brook on CSX Fitchburg Secondary in Leominster
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Whitman River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.571631,-71.840184

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Carries Factory Access Road over Whitman River
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Riveted eight-panel Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Whitman River on Factory Access Road in Fitchburg
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Whitman River Bridge

looking east

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482375

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Whitman River Bridge

looking southeast

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Fitchburg Steamline Greenway Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.566783,-71.843360

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Carries Fitchburg Steamline Greenway over Whitman River
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Whitman River on Fitchburg Steamline Greenway
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Deck view looking east

Currently closed during steam plant demolition

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ST - Nashua River Bridge 51.33

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.579472,-71.827036

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Carries Pan Am Freight Main Line over North Nashua River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over North Nashua River on Pan Am Freight Main Line in Fitchburg
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Yarn Works Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 42.586953,-71.813470

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Carries Factory Access over North Nashua River
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt pony truss bridge over North Nashua River on Factory Access in Fitchburg
History:
Built: ca. 1900

Location: Worcester County

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471018

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471019

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ST - Nashua River Bridge 49.28

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.579330,-71.790998

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Carries Pan Am Freight Main Line over North Nashua River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over North Nashua River on Pan Am Freight Main Line in Fitchburg
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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East face from under Sawyer Passway RR bridge

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2020

482056

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ST - Nashua River Bridge 49.28

looking east

Photo taken by Don Oltmann in April 1978

482057

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ST - Nashua River Bridge 49.28

looking east

Photo taken by Don Oltmann in April 1978

482371

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ST - Nashua River Bridge 49.28

looking west from Sawyer Passway

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PW - St. Paul Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.015353,-71.537052

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Carries Providence & Worcester Railroad over St. Paul Street
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 39.5 Feet
Span Length: 39.5 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over St. Paul Street on Providence & Worcester Railroad
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Worcester County

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P&W and SNETT bridges over St Paul Street, February 2016

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SNETT - St. Paul Street Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians and bicycles

Location: 42.015540,-71.536767

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Carries Southern New England Trunkline Trail/East Coast Greenway over St. Paul Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 45.0 Feet
Span Length: 45.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over St. Paul Street on Southern New England Trunkline Trail/East Coast Greenway
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Worcester County

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SNETT bridge over St Paul Street, February 2016

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St. Paul Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.015728,-71.536406

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Carries St Paul Street over Blackstone Canal
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 19.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Blackstone Canal on St Paul Street in Blackstone
History: Built 1851 (NBI says 1880); rehabilitated 1925
Built: 1851

Location: Worcester County

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Cordaville Arch Bridge #3

Status:

Location: 42.266633,-71.523461

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Carries pathway over mill channel
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over mill channel on pathway in Cordaville
History: Built 1840
Built: 1840

Location: Worcester County

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East elevation

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5th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge in 2003

Location: 42.575481,-71.788383

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Carries Fifth Street over B&M RR and Nashua River
Design: arch/through/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rainbow through arch. Described as a Melan type. Open spandrel deck arch approach spans.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 193.5 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete through arch bridge over B&M RR and Nashua River on Fifth Street in Fitchburg
History: Replaced.
Built: 1912

Location: Worcester County

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1915 Postcard View

Old Postcard

462369

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5th Street Bridge

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462370

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5th Street Bridge

HAER Photo

462371

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5th Street Bridge

after bridge closed to vehicles

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462372

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5th Street Bridge

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Rt 16-Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.059769,-71.848301

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Carries ST 16 GORE RD over Lake Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg
Design: slab
Design Details:
Total Length: 27.9 Feet
Span Length: 22.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge in Webster
History:
Built: 1956

Location: Worcester County

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Worcester & Holden Street Railway - BM Overpass

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.359623,-71.873963

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Carries Worcester & Holden Street Railway over Boston & Maine Railroad
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Boston & Maine Railroad on Worcester & Holden Street Railway in Holden
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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French River Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.052389,-71.880700

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Carries Abandoned Factory access over French River
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned pony truss bridge over French River on Abandoned factory access in Webster
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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ST - Hastings Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.405339,-71.742159

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Carries Campground Rd/Squareshire Rd over Springfield Terminal RR
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Wood Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Springfield Terminal RR on Campground Rd/Squareshire Rd
History:
Built: 1892

Location: Worcester County

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ST - Hastings Bridge

looking west

HAER Photo

466785

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ST - Hastings Bridge

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ST - Hastings Bridge

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ST - Hastings Bridge

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.274234,-71.756161

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Carries MA 9 (Boston-Worcester Turnpike) over Lake Quinsigamond
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Steel open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 869.8 Feet
Span Length: 240.2 Feet

Overview: Steel open-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Quinsigamond on MA 9 (Boston-Worcester Turnpike) in Worcester
History:
Built: 2015

Location: Worcester County

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Nighttime illuminations

Photo taken by Nick Boppel in February 2020

469318

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Sculpture work

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Sculpture work

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469320

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Looking up at sculpture

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Bridge sign

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469322

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Interpretive signage

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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge

Nighttime illuminations

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Blackstone River Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.154306,-71.652953

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Carries Factory Access over Blackstone River
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Blackstone River on Factory Access in Northbridge
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Pedestrian Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.585028,-71.811396

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Carries Pedestrian Walkway over Springfield Terminal Railway
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren through truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned Warren through truss with all verticals bridge on Pedestrian Walkway in Fitchburg
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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471059

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Putnam Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.581514,-71.799961

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Carries Putnam Street over Nashua River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 95.1 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Nashua River on Putnam Street in Fitchburg
History:
Built: 1900

Location: Worcester County

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Central Massachusetts Railroad - Skeeterville Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.396213,-71.536491

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Carries Central Massachusetts Railroad over B&M Marlboro Branch
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over B&M Marlboro Branch on Central Massachusetts Railroad
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Central Massachusetts Railroad - Skeeterville Bridge

looking east

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Central Massachusetts Railroad - Skeeterville Bridge

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Central Massachusetts Railroad - Carter's Crossing Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.387554,-71.659954

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Carries Central Massachusetts Railroad over New Haven RR
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over New Haven RR on Central Massachusetts Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Central Massachusetts Railroad Bridge

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Rustic Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.147917,-71.560584

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Carries Footpath over Mill River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Mill River on Footpath in Hopedale
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Worcester County

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Rustic Bridge

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Trolley Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.135172,-71.545340

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Carries Milford & Uxbridge Street Railway over Hopedale Pond
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: (3)6-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hopedale Pond on Milford & Uxbridge Street Railway
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Worcester County

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Trolley Bridge

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PW - French River Tributary Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.105138,-71.865909

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Carries P&W Norwich Main over French River Tributary
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over French River Tributary on P&W Norwich Main
History:
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Location: Worcester County

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Central Massachusetts Railroad - Nashua River Bridges

Status: Removed and abutments submerged in the Wachusett Reservoir

Location: 42.373484,-71.779410

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Carries Central Massachusetts Railroad over Nashua River
Design: truss/through/lattice/triple
Design Details: Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridges over Nashua River on Central Massachusetts Railroad
History: Replaced by Clinton Viaduct
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Mass Central Twin Bridges

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472969

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Wachusett Reservoir, Worcester Street crossing, West Boylston, Mass., Sep. 18, 1904

Looking south toward the present-day Sterling Street crossing of the Wachusett Reservoir.

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Wachusett Reservoir, excavating rock at West Boylston crossing, from the southwest, West Boylston, Mass., Feb. 20, 1904

Looking east, likely along the present-day alignment of Sterling Street.

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Central Massachusetts Railroad - Sawyer's Mills Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced, inundated in Wachusett Reservoir

Location: 42.383573,-71.726877

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Carries B&M Central Mass Branch over Nashua River
Design: truss/through/lattice/triple
Design Details: Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Nashua River on B&M Central Mass Branch
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Wachusett Reservoir, Sawyer's Mills, from the west, Boylston, Mass., Jul. 3, 1900

Photo by George P. Goodman for the Metropolitan Water Board

472976

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Wachusett Reservoir, Sawyer's Mills, from the north, Boylston, Mass., Nov. 7, 1896

Photo by John L. Hildreth for the Metropolitan Water Board

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CSX - Cold Harbor Brook Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.324096,-71.640906

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Carries CSX Fitchburg Secondary over Cold Harbor Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 14.5 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Cold Harbor Brook on CSX Fitchburg Secondary
History: Built 1866
Built: 1866

Location: Worcester County

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I-290 Lake Quinsigamond Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.293803,-71.756995

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Carries Interstate 290 (Worcester Expressway) over Lake Quinsigamond
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Twin-span haunched steel stringer
Total Length: 845.2 Feet
Span Length: 341.9 Feet

Overview: Haunched steel stringer bridge over Lake Quinsigamond on Interstate 290 (Worcester Expressway)
History: Built 1968
Built: 1968

Location: Worcester County

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Still River Depot Bridge

Status: Closed and gated on west end. Accessible to pedestrians at east end but at one's own risk

Location: 42.495762,-71.626540

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Carries Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Access Road over Nashua River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 88.9 Feet
Span Length: 81.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Nashua River on Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Access Road
History: Built 1900 & Rehabilitated 1950 per NBI, but not confirmed. Closure date unknown
Built: 1900

Location: Worcester County

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Still River Depot Bridge

Distant elevation

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479186

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Still River Depot Bridge

Elevation

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Still River Depot Bridge

Zoomed elevation, focus point at west end

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479188

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Still River Depot Bridge

Zoomed elevation, focus point at east end

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Still River Depot Bridge

View of Nashua River from bridge

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Still River Depot Bridge

Abandoned western bridge approach (formerly Harvard Road); now closed and gated with No Trespassing signs posted

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Still River Depot Bridge

Zoomed portal view looking across bridge from east approach

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Shoddy Mill Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.468225,-71.999875

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Carries Old Princeton Rd over West Branch Ware River
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 44.5 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over West Branch Ware River on Old Princeton Road in Hubbardston.
History: Built ca. 1901
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in November 2020

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The bridge is dedicated to a young lad who lost his life in 1981.

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Depot Street - Blackstone River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.173747,-71.680569

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Carries Depot Street over Blackstone River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Deck arch
Total Length: 67.9 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Deck arch bridge over Blackstone River on Depot Street in Grafton
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Worcester County

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Depot Street - Blackstone River Bridge

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BM - Spur Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.581825,-71.820001

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Carries B&M RR spur over North Nashua River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned steel stringer bridge over North Nashua River on B&M RR spur
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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BM - Spur Bridge

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Quinebaug River Bridge (Central Street)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.077872,-72.031767

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Carries Central Street over Quinebaug River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 47.9 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Quinebaug River on Central Street in Southbridge.
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Worcester County

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Central Street Bridge

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Hope Street Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.129126,-71.542405

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Carries Hope Street over Mill River and Grafton & Upton RR
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Mill River and Grafton & Upton RR on Hope Street in Hopedale.
History:
Built:

Location: Worcester County

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Hope Street Bridge

looking north

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Elm Park Wrought Iron Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.269296,-71.816280

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Carries Footpath over North & Elm meres
Design: arch/deck/iron
Design Details: Iron arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Iron arch bridge over North & Elm meres on Footpath in Elm Park, Worcester.
History: Built 1877
Built: 1877

Location: Worcester County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2021

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2021

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2021

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2021

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The bridge back in the day.

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Nashua River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.461156,-71.656414

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Carries Seven Bridge Road SR 117 over Nashua River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 94.5 Feet
Span Length: 48.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Nashua River on Seven Bridge Road SR 117
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Worcester County

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Long Hill Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.230000,-72.146189

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Carries Long Hill Road over CSX Railroad
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 77.1 Feet
Span Length: 70.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Long Hill Road in West Brookfield.
History: Built 1924
Built: 1924

Location: Worcester County

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Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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