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Saybrook Bridge

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Saybrook Bridge

Open for boat traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #285310

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck truss bascule bridge over Connecticut River on Shoreline Electric railway and highway
Location
Old Lyme, Middlesex County, Connecticut, and New London County, Connecticut
Status
No longer exists
History
Opened in 1911 and replaced in 1948
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Interurban
- Shore Line Electric Railway (SLERy)
Design
Deck truss bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 212.0 ft.
Total length: 1,800.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Lyme-Saybrook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31859, -72.34751   (decimal degrees)
41°19'07" N, 72°20'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/722011/4577518 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added dates and dimensions; corrected bridge type
  • February 21, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Remove street view of new bridge on page about old bridge
  • June 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs