University of Massachusetts Amherst
Adaptive Use Bridge Project

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North Chester Village Bridge
Original Location: Chester, MA
Current Location: UMass Amherst
Current Condition: In storage
Year: 1887
Manufacturer: R.F. Hawkins Iron Works
Span: 55 feet
Classification: Pratt pony truss
Bridge Image

The Chester Bridge is UMass Amherst's most recently obtained bridge. This bridge's unique truss system has both pinned and riveted connections. View the images page for more pictures of this bridge. See below for a video of the bridge being placed on temporary foundations.


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