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NH - Mattabesset River Bridge

Photos 

Side view of Middletown Branch bridge, December 2016

Former Middletown Branch bridge over the Mattabesset River in December 2016

Photo by Pi.1415926535

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #472562

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Description 

Three span skewed deck plate girder bridge on the former NH Berlin Branch, which connected Berlin and Middletown. Track was cut back from Berlin to East Berlin in 1940 and in 1965 the remainder was abandoned except for a short section from Middletown to Primary Steel.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Mattabesset River on NYNH&H Berlin Branch
Location
Cromwell, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Abandoned 1965
Railroad
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60216, -72.70279   (decimal degrees)
41°36'08" N, 72°42'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/691435/4608155 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory number
BH 67399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2020: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • May 3, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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