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Amtrak - Montowese Street Bridge

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Montowese Street on Amtrak RR
Location
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 55.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.27653, -72.80567   (decimal degrees)
41°16'36" N, 72°48'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/683779/4571777 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Branford
Inventory numbers
05386
BH 68416 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Montowese Street Amtrak Bridge
Posted July 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Certainly, this bridge seems to support Ian's statement, since in my opinion it lacks the aspects of design and materials expected in a 1900 bridge.

Montowese Street Amtrack Bridge
Posted July 14, 2015, by Ian Martin

For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that most/all of the concrete slab bridges you see on the Northeast Corridor east of New Haven were built in the late 1990s when the line was upgraded for high-speed service. In some cases it appears that they may have encased some of the old girders & beams in concrete instead of replacing them outright, but either way the bridges are generally modern structures.