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MNCW - Norwalk River Bridge

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Norwalk River Bridge

Norwalk River Bridge. Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. Sec. 9108, MP 41.47. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #289139

Map 

Street View 

    Video 

    Harold Cobin

    Facts 

    Overview
    Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Norwalk River on Metro-North New Haven Line
    Location
    Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Status
    Open to traffic
    Future prospects
    Moveable span becoming prone to failures in early 2014, will likely be fast-tracked for replacement.
    History
    Built 1896
    Builder
    - Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
    Railroads
    - Amtrak (AMTK)
    - Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
    - New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
    - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
    - Northeast Corridor (NEC)
    Design
    Double-intersection Warren deck truss
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 202.0 ft.
    Total length: 562.0 ft.
    Recognition
    Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1987
    Also called
    WALK Bridge
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +41.10047, -73.41525   (decimal degrees)
    41°06'02" N, 73°24'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    18/633079/4551120 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Norwalk South
    Inventory numbers
    CT 04288R (Connecticut bridge number)
    NRHP 87000844 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
    BH 61894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • December 11, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • September 17, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
    • October 10, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
    • October 2, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
    • July 24, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
    • July 24, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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    Sources 

    • Ian Martin
    • Wikipedia
    • Douglas Butler
    • THE BIG OPENING - Norwalk River Railroad Swing Span Drawbridge
    • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
    • HAER CT-11 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT