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PW - Middletown Swing Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Denimadept

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #247364

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Swing through truss bridge over the Connecticut River on the Connecticut Central Railroad in Middletown
Location
Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced an earlier bridge at this location built in 1872.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad (B&NY)
- Connecticut Central Railroad (CCCL)
- New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad (NHM&W)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Bridge consists of five double-intersection Warrens with sub-struts. The center truss is the swing span, and has an inclined top chord. A sixth span, a deck plate girder, spans the southbound lanes of CT Route 9.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,180.2 ft.
Also called
PW - Connecticut River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56678, -72.64742   (decimal degrees)
41°34'00" N, 72°38'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696157/4604351 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory numbers
CT 639 (Connecticut bridge number)
Bridge No. 9016R
BH 12149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
61,600

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • September 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 2, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added sixth span over Route 9
  • June 30, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added category "Riveted"
  • November 23, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Railroad", "Connecticut Central Railroad", "New York & Boston Air Line Railroad", "New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad", "Providence & Worcester Railroad"
  • March 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • ConnDOT

Comments 

Providence-Worcester Railroad Bridge
Posted May 15, 2013, by Charles (Charlesreenie [at] gmail [dot] com)
Connecticut Central Railroad Bridge
Posted September 5, 2007, by Howard Shubs (howard [at] shubs [dot] net)

If this is the bridge I think it is, just downstream from the Arrigoni Bridge, it's NOT open to traffic. On Wikipedia, it's known as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence_%26_Worcester_railro...