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Amtrak - Mattabesset River Bridge

Photo 

Amtrak train 476 crossing the Mattabesset River

Photo taken by Ian Martin in May 2009

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BH Photo #289390

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Mattabesset River on Amtrak Springfield Line
Location
Kensington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1870
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Connecticut Southern Railroad (CSOR)
- Hartford & New Haven Railroad (H&NH)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Seven Sisters Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63161, -72.76845   (decimal degrees)
41°37'54" N, 72°46'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/685879/4611280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Britain
Inventory number
BH 61830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added alternate name: Locally also known as "Seven Sisters Railroad Bridge"
  • July 26, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • July 22, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com