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Air Line Railroad Bridge

Photos 

The City of Hartford steamboat after collision with railroad bridge

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BH Photo #362258

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872; Destroyed by Steamboat collision 1876; Replaced 1886
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad (B&NY)
- New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad (NHM&W)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 303.0 ft.
Total length: 1,250.0 ft.
Also called
NH - Middletown Railroad Bridge (Old)
N&BY - Middletown Railroad Bridge (Old)
NYNE - Middletown Railroad Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56637, -72.64803   (decimal degrees)
41°33'59" N, 72°38'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696107/4604303 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
B&NY Bridge 427
BH 73402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • September 13, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 28, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 28, 2016: Added by Dave King

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