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Dublin Street Branch Naugatuck River Bridge

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Description 

Deck plate girder bridge on the former Dublin Street Branch that led to the Scovill Brass plant (now the Brass Mill Center mall). This was originally the mainline of the Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad, though the line was cut as a through route in 1924 after it came under the control of the NYNH&H. This, along with the trestle crossing Railroad Hill Street and the Metro-North Waterbury Branch, is the last surviving piece of an extensive trestle system that carried the MW&CR into the Naugatuck River valley. This particular piece was likely completed in the early 20th century and was one of the only railroad bridges in Waterbury to survive the 1955 floods.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Naugatuck River on NH Dublin Street Branch/former MW&CR mainline
Location
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad (MW&CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.53955, -73.03877   (decimal degrees)
41°32'22" N, 73°02'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/663593/4600512 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterbury
Inventory number
BH 68133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin