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MNCW - Pequonnock River Bridge (New)

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Amtrak - Pequonnock River bridge

New bascule lift replaced a Scherzer type

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #283638

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Street View 

Description 

Post card shows original bridge there in 1909 in 1998 a new bascule lift replaced an old Scherzer type.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Pequonnock River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Location
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1998
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Deck girder bascule lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 138.0 ft.
Total length: 462.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.18293, -73.18598   (decimal degrees)
41°10'59" N, 73°11'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/652143/4560650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgeport
Inventory numbers
CT 08064R (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 60988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 19, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 10, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 30, 2014: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 24, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added build year
  • June 23, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 16, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Ian Martin
  • ConnDOT
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

MNCW - Pequonnock River Bridge (New)
Posted July 16, 2015, by Ian Martin

Might want to migrate the HAER photos and the postcard to the predecessor entry- they all depict the pre-1998 structure.