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NH - Pomperaug River Bridge

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Description 

Double-intersection Warren deck truss on the former HP&F/NY&NE route between Waterbury and Danbury. Abandoned as a through route in favor of a lower-grade route via Derby in the 1930s. The remaining branch between Hawleyville and Southbury, this bridge included, was abandoned in 1948. Abutments still stand today.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Pomperaug River on New Haven Railroad
Location
Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Abandoned 1948; likely removed soon after
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
+41.43999, -73.25250   (decimal degrees)
41°26'24" N, 73°15'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/645988/4589075 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newtown
Inventory number
BH 65265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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