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Rippowam River Bridge

Photo 

Mill River Bridge. Stamford, Fairfield Co., Ct. Sec. 9108, Mp 32.85. (See Haer No. Ct-9 For Documentation On Stamford Station)

Photo taken by Jack E. Boucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #299463

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Original crossing of the Rippowam River by the New York and New Haven railroad in 1847. Bypassed in the 1890s when the NYNH&H quad-tracked and grade-separated the New York-New Haven main line (replacement bridge still stands immediately to the south - see "MNCW - Rippowam River Bridge" entry).

Facts 

Overview
Three-span stone arch bridge over Rippowam River on South State Street in Stamford
Location
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1847 by the New York and New Haven Railroad; rehabilitated 1958
Railroad
- New York & New Haven Railroad (NY&NH)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.04599, -73.54507   (decimal degrees)
41°02'46" N, 73°32'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/622278/4544882 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stamford
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
8,000
Inventory numbers
CT 3682 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: HAER photo posted by Dave King
  • August 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER CT-11 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT