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MNCW - Naugatuck River Bridge (Waterbury)

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MNCW Naugatuck River Bridge - East Elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2014

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BH Photo #291596

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Description 

Originally a four-track deck plate girder span, center pier was washed out in 1955 floods and the replacement pier and bridge was narrowed to two tracks. West track no longer in use following the end of Tilcon service in the early 2000s.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Naugatuck River on Metro-North Waterbury Branch
Location
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907, heavily damaged by flooding and repaired 1955
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Guilford Rail System (GRS)
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- Naugatuck Railroad (NAUG)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 114.0 ft.
Total length: 229.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54746, -73.04415   (decimal degrees)
41°32'51" N, 73°02'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/663125/4601380 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterbury
Inventory numer
BH 62515 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • August 16, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin