University of Massachusetts Amherst
Adaptive Use Bridge Project

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Lower Bridge in Bondsville
Original Location: Belchertown, MA
Current Location: UMass Amherst
Current Condition: In storage
Year: 1880
Manufacturer: Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Span: 77 feet
Material: Wrought iron
Classification: Pratt pony truss
Bridge Image

This historic truss bridge was originally constructed over the Swift River betwen Belchertown and Palmer in Massachusetts. This bridge is a pin-connected pratt pony truss bridge with unique ribbed T lattice verticle members.


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