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NH - Springfield Line Overpass

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MW&CR Springfield Line Overpass

Meriden Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad, trestle over New Haven & Hartford Railroad, or Amtrak, "Quarry Junction", north of Meriden CT train station near North Colony Road. Looking roughly north.

Photo by Ronald Barnes

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #309989

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Description 

Part of a small stub of the Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad that was used through the mid 1960s in the vicinity of Meriden. This bridge crosses over the Hartford-New Haven mainline and led from a connection with the main immediately west of here toward the Suzio/York Hill Quarry east of Meriden. Word has it that this bridge will be removed as part of the pending upgrades to the Springfield Line. This is likely the original bridge on this site, constructed in 1888.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Amtrak Springfield Line on New Haven Railroad
Location
New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1888; last used ca. 1966; line still owned by Suzio (York Hill Quarry)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad (MW&CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55496, -72.79189   (decimal degrees)
41°33'18" N, 72°47'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/684144/4602720 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meriden
Inventory number
BH 64910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2020: New photo from Gregory Grice
  • April 11, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • December 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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