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Amtrak - Niantic River Bridge (New)

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Niantic River Railroad Bridge

A technical drawing

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #267650

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Street Views 

Video 

Bridge closes over the Niantic River Niantic Connecticut

Gloria Mag

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Description 

Finally this new bascule drawbridge is in operation replacing an old Scherzer type Rolling lift bascule bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Niantic River on Amtrak Railroad
Location
Niantic, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2013
Builders
- Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield, Maine (Joint Venture Contractor)
- Middlesex Companies of Littleton, Massachusetts (Joint Venture Contractor)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Shore Line East (SLE)
Design
Pony plate girder bascule type
Also called
Amtrak - New NAN Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32258, -72.17686   (decimal degrees)
41°19'21" N, 72°10'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/736281/4578412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niantic
Inventory number
BH 58280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • May 26, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 14, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 9, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 17, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 3, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Ian Martin