Niantic River Railroad Bridge
The Niantic Bridge is a through girder bridge and consists of a movable span and four approach spans on stone masonry piers. The movable span is a chain-driven Scherzer rolling lift bascule span with overhead counterweight. It is significant as part of the transportation link in the shoreline route of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and as an individual engineering solution to the need to provide dependable rail service while accommodating river navigation.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Through truss bridge over Niantic River on Railroad
- Niantic, New London County, Connecticut
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Future prospects
- Scheduled for replacement.
- Built 1907; Replaced 2012
- - King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 76.0 ft.
Total length: 291.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.32255, -72.17693 (decimal degrees)
41°19'21" N, 72°10'37" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/736276/4578408 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 53039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Replacement underway
- July 31, 2012: Added by Luke Harden
- Luke Harden - lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com
- HAER CT-27 - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Niantic Bridge, Spanning Niantic River between East Lyme & Waterford, Old Lyme, New London County, CT