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Photo, Print, Drawing Holyoke Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls, Holyoke, Hampden County, MA

[ Photos from Survey HAER MA-18  ]

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[ Drawings from Survey HAER MA-18  ]
[ Data Pages from Survey HAER MA-18  ]
[ Photo Captions from Survey HAER MA-18  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Holyoke Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls, Holyoke, Hampden County, MA

Names

  • Historic American Engineering Record, creator
  • Shaw , Edward S
  • New Jersey Steel & Iron Company
  • Carroll, Howard
  • Boston Associates
  • South Hadley Falls Bridge Company
  • Watson Manufacturing Company
  • Holyoke Street Railway Company
  • Wright & Lyons

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1968

Headings

  • -  iron truss bridges
  • -  bridge construction
  • -  civil engineering
  • -  urban growth
  • -  economic development
  • -  commerce
  • -  water power
  • -  farming
  • -  industry
  • -  hydraulic engineering
  • -  navigation
  • -  ferries
  • -  brick industry
  • -  floods
  • -  vehicular bridges
  • -  pedestrian bridges
  • -  Massachusetts -- Hampden County -- Holyoke

Notes

  • -  Significance: The Holyoke Bridge is significant as one of Massachusetts' few known examples of the riveted lattice truss bridge, a type most commonly associated with railroad construction in the latter half of the 19th century. It is also noteworthy because its ten through-truss spans constitute the most such spans identified in any metal truss bridge in Massachusetts to date. The Holyoke Bridge was built in 1889-90 on enlarged and remodeled piers remaining from the first bridge at this site, a 10-span wood and iron Post truss structure built in 1871. Erection of the second bridge served to continue the economic relationship between South Hadley Falls and its much larger neighbor, the mill city of Holyoke. The bridge's heavy construction was the direct result of local demands for a "first class structure" modeled on railroad, rather than highway, designs. Drawings and specifications were developed by Edward S. Shaw, a civil engineer who practiced for many years in Boston. The superstructure was fabricated and erected by New Jersey Steel & Iron of Trenton, New Jersey.
  • -  Survey number: HAER MA-18
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1890 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1955 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1973 Subsequent Work

Medium

  • Photo(s): 27
  • Measured Drawing(s): 2
  • Data Page(s): 21
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 3

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HAER MASS,7-HOLYO,1-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • ma1290

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Edward S Shaw, New Jersey Steel & Iron Company, Howard Carroll, Boston Associates, South Hadley Falls Bridge Company, Watson Manufacturing Company, Holyoke Street Railway Company, and Wright & Lyons. Holyoke Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls, Holyoke, Hampden County, MA. Hampden County Holyoke Massachusetts, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ma1290/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Shaw, E. S., New Jersey Steel & Iron Company, Carroll, H., Boston Associates, South Hadley Falls Bridge Company [...] Wright & Lyons. (1968) Holyoke Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls, Holyoke, Hampden County, MA. Hampden County Holyoke Massachusetts, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ma1290/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al. Holyoke Bridge, Spanning Connecticut River, between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls, Holyoke, Hampden County, MA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ma1290/>.