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Photo, Print, Drawing North Village Bridge, Spanning French River on North Main Street, Webster, Worcester County, MA

[ Photos from Survey HAER MA-99  ]

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[ Drawings from Survey HAER MA-99  ]
[ Data Pages from Survey HAER MA-99  ]
[ Photo Captions from Survey HAER MA-99  ]

About this Item

Title

  • North Village Bridge, Spanning French River on North Main Street, Webster, Worcester County, MA

Names

  • Historic American Engineering Record, creator
  • National Bridge & Iron Works
  • Stupich, Martin, photographer
  • Healey, John, historian
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Works, sponsor
  • Massachusetts Historical Commission, sponsor
  • Delony, Eric, project manager
  • Schodek, Daniel L, field team supervisor
  • Reese, Patricia, field team
  • Kleinschmidt, Gary, field team
  • Fleisig, Morgen, field team
  • Payne, Chris, field team
  • Rowan, Mark, field team
  • Sosef, Rudolf, field team
  • Bennett, Lola, field team
  • Harshbarger, Patrick, field team
  • Debnam, Albert N, delineator

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1968

Headings

  • -  vehicular bridges
  • -  pedestrian bridges
  • -  Massachusetts -- Worcester County -- Webster

Notes

  • -  Significance: The North Village Bridge is one of only five known surviving Parker patent trusses in the United States, and the second oldest of the three located in Massachusetts. The bridge was built by the National Bridge & Iron Works of Boston, a significant late-nineteenth century bridge-building company, for which Parker was Chief Engineer. The bridge's design was particularly innovative in achieving the economies of material inherent in the curved top chord, yet lending itself to mass-production by the standardization of panel dimensions. The truss length could be adjusted by alterations to the end panels alone. The design could be mass-produced, and applied speedily and cheaply to pre-existing crossings.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-18
  • -  Survey number: HAER MA-99
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1871 Initial Construction

Medium

  • Photo(s): 15
  • Measured Drawing(s): 4
  • Data Page(s): 18
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 1

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HAER MASS,14-WEB,2-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Repository

Control Number

  • ma1417

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, National Bridge & Iron Works, John Healey, Sponsor Massachusetts Department Of Public Works, Sponsor Massachusetts Historical Commission, Eric Delony, Daniel L Schodek, et al., Stupich, Martin, photographer. North Village Bridge, Spanning French River on North Main Street, Webster, Worcester County, MA. Webster Worcester County Massachusetts, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ma1417/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., National Bridge & Iron Works, Healey, J., Massachusetts Department Of Public Works, S., Massachusetts Historical Commission, S., Delony, E. [...] Debnam, A. N., Stupich, M., photographer. (1968) North Village Bridge, Spanning French River on North Main Street, Webster, Worcester County, MA. Webster Worcester County Massachusetts, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ma1417/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Stupich, Martin. North Village Bridge, Spanning French River on North Main Street, Webster, Worcester County, MA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ma1417/>.