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MNCW - Wepawaug River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

View South, North Side

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289122

Map 

Description 

Bridge No. 110 was part of the railroad expansion program and was constructed between 1892 and 1896. Designed in 1893 by F.S. Curtis, Chief Engineer and constructed in 1894, the structure has basically maintained its integrity since its original construction. The Bridge over Wopowage River is a double span open deck parallel truss structure with a total length of 127 feet. It is important in local history for its contribution to the economic development of the region.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Wepawaug River and Prospect Street on Metro-North New Haven Line
Location
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894, replaced 1999
Builder
- F.S. Curtis (Chief Engineer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss over river, steel stringer over Prospect Street.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 94.0 ft.
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Deck width: 48.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22368, -73.05555   (decimal degrees)
41°13'25" N, 73°03'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/662981/4565411 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milford
Inventory number
BH 61896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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