- Schell Bridge
design=Pennsylvania (Petit) truss bridge
The Schell Bridge is a steel Pennsylvania
truss bridgeacross the Connecticut Riverin the town of Northfield, Massachusetts. The bridge had steel plates welded across each portal in 1987, and is tentatively scheduled for demolition in late 2007 or 2008 [http://www.schellbridge.org/images/SIA_article001.pdf THE RECORDER newspaper article] ] .
[http://www.schellbridge.org/ The Friends of Schell Bridge] are earnestly working to save the Schell Bridge. A year-long engineering study was performed by the [http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Engin/ Picker Engineering School] at
Smith Collegewhich determined that the bridge is structurally sound and is a good candidate for rehabilitation.
It has been proposed that, if preserved, the bridge will be reopened only to travel by foot, bicycle, snowmobile, and emergency vehicle. It would be available for evacuations. It would also be integrated into the tri-state rails-to-trails initiative in northern Massachusetts, southwestern New Hampshire, and southeastern Vermont.
List of crossings of the Connecticut River
structure = Crossings
bridge = Schell Bridge
bridge signs =
Fort Hill Branch Rail Bridge(abandoned)
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downstream = Rail bridge
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