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Memorial Bridge - Springfield/West Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 05.957 W 072° 35.680
18T E 698900 N 4663599
Quick Description: Memorial Bridge is a seven span arch bridge that connects Springfield, MA to West Springfield, MA across the Connecticut River.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2018 5:43:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMZQ5T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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The Memorial Bridge is a reinforced-concrete arch bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Springfield and West Springfield, MA. Seven parabolic arches span the river. The channel span is 209 feet long and 29.71 feet high. Other spans vary from 176.5 feet to 121 feet in length, with heights from 29.2 feet to 19.1 feet. The total length of the bridge is 1515 feet.

The main construction contract for $3,254,883 was awarded to H.P. Converse on April 3, 1920. It was designed by Fay Spofford & Thorndike, with Haven & Hoyt, architects. The completed bridge was opened to traffic on August 3, 1922. The bridge was dedicated as a memorial to those who had died as pioneers, and soldiers in the Revolutionary, Civil and Foreign Wars. There are four plaques on the central towers honor the original colonists, and veterans of the American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, and World War I. The bridge was extensively refurbished in 1992 when Fay Spofford & Thorndike was again involved.

The best view point for the the bridge is located at Riverfront park in Springfield, Ma at: N 42° 05.889 W 072° 35.439
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