Springfield Terminal railroad bridge, Deerfield


Springfield Terminal railroad bridge, Deerfield

Infobox Bridge
bridge_name= Springfield Terminal railroad bridge


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crosses=Connecticut River
locale=Deerfield and Montague, Franklin County, Massachusetts
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design=Deck truss bridge
material = Cast or Wrought Iron, on masonry piers
spans = 3
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The Springfield Terminal railroad bridge in Deerfield, Massachusetts is a three-span deck-truss bridge which crosses the Connecticut River.

History

The railroad crossing at this location dates to 1850 when a branch of the Fitchburg Railroad opened from Grout's Corner west to Greenfield. This line would later connect to the Hoosac Tunnel, which opened to rail traffic in 1875.

See also

* List of crossings of the Connecticut River

Notes

Cnote|B|United States Geological Survey topographic map showing the bridge as the Fitchburg Railroad bridge. [Cite web
title=USGS 15 minute Greenfield, Massachusetts topographic map (South-East corner)
date=1886-1887, reprinted 1918
publisher=University of New Hampshire
url=http://docs.unh.edu/MA/grfl94se.jpg
format=JPEG
accessdate=2008-07-29
]

References

General references

* USGS Greenfield, Massachusetts Quadrangle Map, September 1894, reprinted 1918. [http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York] , University of New Hampshire Library Digital Collections Initiative.
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structure = Crossings
place = Connecticut River
bridge = Springfield Terminal railroad bridge
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upstream = Canalside Rail Trail Bridge
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downstream = Sunderland Bridge
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