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NH - Housatonic River Bridge

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Description 

Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over the Housatonic River replacing an earlier wooden bridge on the former HP&F/NY&NE Waterbury-Danbury route. Abandoned as a through route in 1937; the remaining branch to Southbury, this bridge included, was abandoned in 1948.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Housatonic River on New Haven Railroad
Location
Newtown, New Haven County, Connecticut, and Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1905-6; abandoned & removed in 1948
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43562, -73.26460   (decimal degrees)
41°26'08" N, 73°15'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/644987/4588569 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newtown
Inventory number
BH 65266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Tyler City Station - "Sandy Hook" section shows a photo of the bridge being removed