Springfield Terminal railroad bridge, Deerfield

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Springfield Terminal railroad bridge
IMG 4026 Springfield Terminal railroad bridge, Deerfield.jpg
Carries Springfield Terminal Railway
Crosses Connecticut River
Locale Deerfield and Montague, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Maintained by Pan Am Railways
Design Deck truss bridge
Material Cast or Wrought Iron, on masonry piers
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
Coordinates 42°33′44″N 72°33′22″W / 42.56222°N 72.55611°W / 42.56222; -72.55611 (Springfield Terminal Railroad bridge)Coordinates: 42°33′44″N 72°33′22″W / 42.56222°N 72.55611°W / 42.56222; -72.55611 (Springfield Terminal Railroad bridge)
Springfield Terminal railroad bridge, Deerfield is located in Massachusetts
Springfield Terminal railroad bridge, Deerfield

The Springfield Terminal railroad bridge in Deerfield, Massachusetts, is a three-span deck-truss bridge which crosses the Connecticut River.

History[edit]

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.

Pan Am Railways train MOAY on the bridge 7/1/10

The bridge carries rail traffic in and out of the former Boston & Maine Railroad yard at East Deerfield. The bridge, owned by Pan Am Railways, is at the east end of the yard.

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Notes[edit]

^ B: United States Geological Survey topographic map showing the bridge as the Fitchburg Railroad bridge. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS 15 minute Greenfield, Massachusetts topographic map (South-East corner)" (JPEG). University of New Hampshire. 1886-1887, reprinted 1918. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 

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