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Historic Metal Truss Bridges in Massachusetts

Caveats & Codes

This list is a work in progress. It does not contain all of the currently known historic bridges within the Commonwealth, and some listed bridges likely have been removed since being listed. While it is MassHighway's intent to update this list periodically, it should never be taken as the last word regarding the current status of any particular bridge.

Criteria for inclusion in the MassHighway Historic Bridges List:

  1. The bridge must be listed in MassHighway's computerized statewide bridge database and, therefore, must possess a MassHighway Bridge Department Number (BDEPT).
    [MassHighway's statewide bridge database is intended to include all of those bridge/culvert structures in Massachusetts that carry, or pass over, a highway open to the public. The database also includes selected railroad bridges not involving highways, particularly those owned by other state agencies and authorities, and those on which MassHighway or Federal Highway Administration funds have been expended.]
  2. MassHighway must possess evidence that the bridge has been individually listed in, or has been found eligible for individual listing in, the National Register of Historic Places. Bridges that have been found to be contributing elements within National Register-listed or -eligible historic districts, but that do not appear to possess characteristics that would qualify them for individual listing in the National Register, are NOT included in the list.

Bridge
Number
Town Facility Carried Feature
Intersected
Date
date caveats
Type
date caveats
Bridge Name
D06006/G12028 Deerfield/Greenfield BMRR DEERFIELD R & RIVER RD + 1912 309 Cheapside Railroad Bridge
E10003/M28042 Erving/Montague NECRR MILLERS RIVER, NEWTON ST 1905 309 Central Vermont RR bridge 90
L15021 Lowell UNIVERSITY AVE MERRIMACK RIVER 1896 309 Moody Street (Textile Avenue) Bridge
W04001 Waltham FARWELL ST CHARLES RIVER 1935 309 Farwell Street (James J. Harold) Bridge
P10005 Pittsfield B&M RR MILL ST & HOUSATONIC RIV 1897 309+ NY, NH & H line 64, 119.24/.25
C13012/H21030 Chicopee/Holyoke ST116 ST141/CABOT ST CONNECTICUT RIV & PVRR 1891 310 Willimansett Bridge
F05001/R10005 Florida/Rowe ROWE RD DEERFIELD RIVER 1916 310 Hoosac Tunnel Bridge
G14004 Groton FITCH'S BRIDGE RD NASHUA RIVER 1898 310 Fitch's Bridge
L15019 Lowell BRIDGE ST MERRIMACK RIVER 1937 310 Central (John E. Cox) Bridge
M28016 Montague SIXTH ST UTILITY CANAL 1912 310 Sixth Street Canal Bridge
M28017 Montague ELEVENTH ST UTILITY CANAL 1915+ 310 Eleventh Street Bridge
M28018 Montague BRIDGE ST BMRR & NECRR 1897 310 Dry Hill Street Bridge
N03003 Natick MARION ST CSX/MBTA 1896 310 B&A RR Marion Street (M.Tilly Cicarelli) Bridge
N22002 Northfield E NORTHFIELD RD CONNECTICUT RIVER 1903 310 Schell Bridge
S10002 Sheffield ST 7 A/ASHLEY FLS HOUSATONIC RIVER 1925 310 Blodgetts Bridge
S17022 Somerville ST 28 MCGRATH HWY MBTA/BMRR 1926 310 -
W04009 Waltham BMRR ST 60 LINDEN ST 1894 310 Linden Street Bridge (Bridge 113)
W25036 Westfield PVRR WESTFIELD RIVER 1910+ 310 NY, NH & H line #65, 60.36
W44074 Worcester PWRR SOUTHBRIDGE ST 1910 310 NY, NH & H Providence-Worcester line, 42.67
H12061 Haverhill MBTA/BMRR MERRIMACK RIVER 1920 310+ Merrimack River Bridge
H21032 Holyoke BMRR LYMAN ST 1928 310+ Lyman Street Railroad Bridge
G04010/M28031 Gill/Montague AVENUE A CONNECTICUT RIV AND CANAL 1937 409 Turner's Falls Bridge
L16008/S24002 Ludlow/Springfield ST 21 CENTER ST CHICOPEE RIVER 1930 409 Putts Bridge
A07016/N11017 Amesbury/Newburyport I 95 MERRIMACK RIVER 1954 410 Whittier Bridge
B17004 Bourne ST 28 CAPE COD CANAL 1934 410 Bourne Bridge
B17005 Bourne ST 6 CAPE COD CANAL 1935 410 Sagamore Bridge
W25010 Westfield US202 /ST10/ELM ST WESTFIELD RIVER 1939 410 Great River Bridge
S26003 Stockbridge BUTLER RD HOUSATONIC RIVER 1882 909 Butler (Lester) Bridge
B28022/S11001 Buckland/Shelburne BRIDGE ST DEERFIELD RIVER 1890 910 Iron Bridge
C11023 Chester SMITH RD M BR WESTFIELD RIV 1887 910 North Chester Viilage Bridge
C20017/S11002 Conway/Shelburne BARDWELL'S FERRY RD DEERFIELD RIVER 1882 910 Bardwell's Ferry Bridge
E10001/M28014 Erving/Montague E MINERAL RD MILLERS RIVER 1888++ 910 East Mineral Road Bridge
E10006/W15005 Erving/Wendell FARLEY RD MILLERS RIVER 1889+ 910 Farley Bridge
F04013 Fitchburg LOWER ROLLSTONE ST N NASHUA RIVER 1870 910 (Lower) Rollstone Street Bridge
F07005 Framingham MAIN ST SUDBURY RIVER 1878 910 Warren (Main Street) Bridge
F07011 Framingham DANFORTH ST SUDBURY RIVER 1890 910 Danforth Street Bridge
L02004 Lancaster BOLTON RD NASHUA RIVER 1870 910 Atherton Bridge
L02008 Lancaster PONAKIN RD N NASHUA RIVER 1871 910 Ponakin Bridge
L04003 Lawrence UNION ST MERRIMACK RIVER 1888 910 Duck Bridge
L15020 Lowell AIKEN ST MERRIMACK RIVER 1883 910 Aiken Street (Joseph R. Oulette) Bridge
N16003 North Attleboro CUSHMAN RD ABBOTT RUN RIVER 1886+ 910
N19027 Northampton OLD SHEPHERD RD MILL RIVER 1880 910 Hotel Bridge
N19047 Northampton CLEMENT ST MILL RIVER 1894+ 910 Bay State (Clement Street) Bridge
T01005 Taunton HARRIS ST (closed) TAUNTON RIVER 1887 910 Harris Street Bridge
W06008 Wareham PIERCEVILLE RD BCRR 1878c 910 Tremont Station (Pierceville Road) Bridge
W07006 Warren GILBERT RD QUABOAG RIVER 1888 910 Gilbert Road Bridge
W13008 Wellesley KINGSBURY ST CSX/MBTA 1889 910 B&A RR Kingsbury Street Bridge
W25015 Westfield PVRR US202 /ST10/ELM ST 1889 910 Elm Street Bridge
W41011 Windsor WINDSOR BUSH RD PHELPS BROOK 1894c 910 Coleman (Windsor Bush Road) Bridge
D06033/M28019 Deerfield/Montague RAIL TRAIL CONNECTICUT RIVER 1880+ 910+ -

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