NH - Berkshire Division Merritt Parkway Bridge
Plate girder bridge that would have carried the Bridgeport-Botsford portion of the NYNH&H Berkshire Division (original Housatonic Railroad). Immediately after the bridge's construction, the line south of Stepney was abandoned, and it's said that the only train to ever cross the bridge was the one the scrap train. The bridge remains intact and will likely be used by a future southern extension of the Pequonnock Valley Greenway, which occupies the railbed north of Trumbull.
- Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Merritt Parkway on NYNH&H Berkshire Division (abandoned)
- Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut
- Future prospects
- Will likely become part of the southern extension of the Pequonnock Valley Greenway
- Built 1935, line abandoned 1940.
- - McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- - Housatonic Railroad (HRRC)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 91.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.23632, -73.18642 (decimal degrees)
41°14'11" N, 73°11'11" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/651982/4566576 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- CT 751 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 61895 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of February 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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- July 24, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin
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- HAER CT-56 - Merritt Parkway, Rocky Hill Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway at 32.54 mile mark, Trumbull, Fairfield County, CT