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NH - West River Bridge

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Description 

Timber trestle with a deck girder main span crossing the West River on an 1892 branch built to connect the NYNH&H mainline with the New Haven & Derby Railroad, which operated out of a separate terminus in New Haven. This trestle survived as an industrial spur until the 1980s and was eventually removed in 2001 after partially collapsing.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over West River on NYNH&H West River Branch
Location
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1892, abandoned 1980s, removed 2001
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.29203, -72.94606   (decimal degrees)
41°17'31" N, 72°56'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/671979/4573210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Haven
Inventory number
BH 67850 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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