University of Massachusetts Amherst
Adaptive Use Bridge Project

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South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge
Original Location: Northfield, Massachusetts
Current Location: UMass Amherst
Current Condition: Undergoing reconstruction
Year: ca. 1895
Span: 52 feet
Material: Iron/Steel
Classification: Warren pony truss
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The South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge is very similar to the Southern Vermont (1906) Bridge, however it does not have verticle members. The South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge was donated to the university by a private owner. This structure originally served as a highway bridge in Northfield Massachusetts.
The bridge has undergone a trial assembly at the University. An angle member on the bottom chord of the bridge is moderately corroded and must be replace before this bridge is put into use. Additionally, this bridge currently requires a deck and a safer guard rail before it can be put into use on campus.

Note: Information on this bridge was originally hosted on this website under the name "Sylvan Bridge".


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