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Cummington Ball Bridge

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Cummington Ball Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Chester Gehman

Bridge Documented: May 2014 and January 1, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Unnamed Drain
Location
Cummington: Hampshire County, Massachusetts: United States
Structure Type
Metal 2 Panel Kingpost Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1890 By Builder/Contractor: Charles H. Ball of East Windsor, Massachusetts

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
28 Feet (9 Meters)
Structure Length
29 Feet (9 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

A rare Kingpost truss bridge, this is one of only three surviving examples of a Ball patented pipe truss bridge. The bridge is preserved behind the Berkshire Trail Elementary School. It has been in as many as two locations previously. The most recent previous location was on Stage Road over Mill Brook.

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