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MA-02-02
Sheffield, MA. - Berkshire County

Upper Sheffield Bridge
Upper Sheffield Bridge

Photo of Upper Sheffield Bridge Portal
Upper Sheffield Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
County:  Berkshire
Berkshire County Map
Town:  Sheffield
Locality:  Sheffield
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 42  07.443
W 73  21.282
Bridge Carries:  Bridge Road
Bridge Crosses:  Housatonic River
Bridge Traffic:  Pedestrian Traffic
Truss Type:  Town Lattice Truss
Town Lattice Truss sketch
Year Built:  1996
Builder:  Unknown
Owner:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  93 Ft.
Span:  91 Ft.
Width: Unknown
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: None - Pedestrian Traffic Only
Posted Vertical Clearance: None
World Guide No.: 21-02-01
National Register of
Historic Places Date:

Unknown

Description
The Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge is a one span Town Lattice Truss with a total length of 93 feet. It carries Bridge Road over the Housatonic River in the town of Sheffield. This bridge is replaces a historic bridge which was built in 1832 and destroyed by fire in 1999. The bridge was rebuilt in 1998 and is now open to foot traffic only.

Photography
This bridge easy to photograph because it is closed to vehicular traffic. Good pictures of the portal and sides of bridge from the river.

Parking
Along the road coming in from US 7.

Additional Information / Web Links
Massachusetts Covered Bridges - Sheffield Bridge


Truss / Arch

Photo of Upper Sheffield Bridge Truss
Upper Sheffield Bridge Truss

Location Map

Upper Sheffield Bridge location map

Location
Take US 7, about 0.8 miles north of Sheffield, then right (east) 0.2 miles to the bridge.




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