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PW - Shetucket River Bridge

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View from the south

How can this be considered an eyesore?

Photo taken by Jann Mayer January 2008

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Providence and Worcester Railroad
Location
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
The local politicians think this bridge is an eyesore and want it removed or replaced. The railroad would rather remove than repaint it.
History
Built 1890 for the Providence and Worcester Railroad
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Norwich & Worcester Railroad
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 234.0 ft.
Total length: 234.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52347, -72.07508   (decimal degrees)
41°31'24" N, 72°04'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/744047/4601000 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwich
Elevation
69 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 53741 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Updated to reflect that this is actually a Pennsylvania through truss
  • October 3, 2012: Added by Jann Mayer

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com