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Olive Street Railroad Bridge

Photos 

West Elevation, View East

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #311906

Map 

Description 

Olive Street Railroad Bridge is significant as a representative example of the standard rivet-connected, steel truss technology of the 20th-century, and as part of extensive early 20th-century improvements to the state's most important rail corridor, the New Haven Railroad's mainline.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Amtrak Railroad on Olive Street
Location
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1906; Replaced 1998
Builder
- Milliken Brothers of New York City, New York (fabricator)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 137.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.30897, -72.91899   (decimal degrees)
41°18'32" N, 72°55'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/674201/4575145 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Haven
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
6,868
Inventory numbers
CT 3752 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 65236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER CT-58 - Olive Street Railroad Bridge, Spanning AMTRAK Tracks at Olive Street, New Haven, New Haven County, CT