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Amtrak - Mystic River Bridge (Old)

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NYNH&H - Mystic River Bridge

Stonington CT

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #286999

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Description 

The Mystic River Bridge is a center bearing, through truss swing bridge. 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

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mystic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
Mystic, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
Built 1919, replaced 1984
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Edge Moore Plant)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Through truss swing
Also called
NH - Mystic River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34972, -71.97028   (decimal degrees)
41°20'59" N, 71°58'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/251505/4581838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mystic
Inventory number
BH 61595 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 3, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added build/loss year and HAER photos
  • October 10, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • July 3, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • HAER CT-26 - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Mystic River Bridge, Spanning Mystic River between Groton & Stonington, Groton, New London County, CT
  • Ian Martin