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MNCW - Main/Washington Street Overpass


View Southwest, General View Showing Bridge And Setting From East End Of Bridge; Switch Tower On Right

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #218792

Street Views 


Pratt through truss bridge with vertical endposts and a 45 skew over Main/Washinton Streets on MetroNorth RR
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Built in 1895 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Skewed Pratt through truss with vertical endposts.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.09900, -73.41882   (decimal degrees)
41°05'56" N, 73°25'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/632782/4550951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwalk South
Inventory number
BH 49929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Metro-North Commuter Railroad", "Railroad"
  • October 26, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed information as bridge is not a bedstead
  • October 26, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: Fixed coordinates
  • October 26, 2011: Added by Jason Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER CT-168 - South Norwalk Railroad Bridge, South Main & Washington Streets, Norwalk, Fairfield, CT
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


South Norwalk Railroad Bridge
Posted October 26, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just a pinned Pratt with vertical endposts...but it is a very unique span.

South Norwalk Railroad Bridge
Posted October 26, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A very interesting bridge, and a great add to the site. I am not sure if it is a true bedstead or if it just has vertical endposts however.