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PW - CT66 Overpass

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Description 

The former NYNH&H "Air Line" historically crossed Route 66 on a skewed deck plate girder underpass that rested on brownstone abutments and spanned two lanes of traffic. The current structure was constructed in 1996 to allow for widening of the road below. It is occasionally referred to as the "Lionel Bridge" by railfans due to its resemblance to a truss bridges offered by Lionel Toy Trains in many mid-20th century toy train sets.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over CT 66 on Connecticut Central Railroad
Location
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1996
Railroads
- Connecticut Central Railroad (CCCL)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Modern polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 204.1 ft.
Also called
CCCL - CT66 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55657, -72.66744   (decimal degrees)
41°33'24" N, 72°40'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/694519/4603172 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory numbers
CT 522 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 55319 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Edited description
  • October 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed type
  • January 26, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Ian Martin
  • Flickr - Photo of predecessor bridge