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NH - Red Car Bridge

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Train Winsted 1

Train is eastbound

Photo likely taken by Frank H. DeMars ca. 1900

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BH Photo #481145

Map 

Description 

Deck truss crossing of the Still River on the former Connecticut Western, later Central New England, mainline. Removed in April 1939 following abandonment by the New Haven, which in conjunction with the removal of the former CNE to the west made the Naugatuck line the only route into Winsted.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Still River on Central New England Railway
Location
Winsted, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Removed April 1939
Railroads
- Central New England Railway (CNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck truss
Also called
CNE - Still River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91489, -73.05794   (decimal degrees)
41°54'54" N, 73°03'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/661054/4642150 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • May 26, 2020: Added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

NH - Red Car Bridge
Posted September 11, 2020, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Not sure of source of "Red Car Bridge." Nimke (The Central New England Railway Story" refers to it as Red Stone Bridge.