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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
South 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)
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

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