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Connecticut Company - Naugatuck River Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Description 

Built ca. 1905; trolley service ended 1929. River abutments likely lost to 1955 floods. The easternmost pier survived into the 2000s but was removed (after documentation) by the Railroad Museum of New England in order to build their shop complex.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Naugatuck River on Waterbury-Thomaston Trolley Line
Location
Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1905; removed after 1929 abandonment
Railroads
- Connecticut Company (ConnCo)
- Interurban
- Naugatuck Railroad (NAUG)
Design
Two Pratt deck truss main spans; a through girder over the Naugatuck RR; timber trestle approaches
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63901, -73.07938   (decimal degrees)
41°38'20" N, 73°04'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/659960/4611479 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66890 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • April 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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