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MNCW - Simpaug Turnpike Arch

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Description 

Brick arch carrying the Metro-North Danbury Branch over Simpaug Turnpike in Redding. The bridge was constructed by the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad in either 1885 (per the linked newsletter) or 1893 (per state documents). The structure underwent substantial reconstruction in 1996 including excavation of the roadbed and reinforcement of the top side of the arch.

Facts 

Overview
Brick arch bridge over Simpaug Turnpike on Metro-North Danbury Branch
Location
Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1996
Railroads
- Danbury & Norwalk Railroad (D&N)
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Brick arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 7.0 ft.
Total length: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.29580, -73.44894   (decimal degrees)
41°17'45" N, 73°26'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/629864/4572754 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2020: Added by Ian Martin

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