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Conrail - Center Street Overpass

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Center Street Bridge - West Elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2015

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BH Photo #329482

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Description 

Only large structure on the ~1 mile long South Manchester Railroad, built to connect the Cheney Co. silk mills to the HP&F mainline. Abandoned by Conrail in the 1980s, may eventually become part of a rail-trail.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Center Street (US 44/US 6) on South Manchester Railroad (abandoned)
Location
Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77280, -72.53043   (decimal degrees)
41°46'22" N, 72°31'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/705256/4627498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manchester
Inventory numbers
CT 483 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 62585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
14,900

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • August 19, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin