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Amtrak - Shaw's Cove Bridge (Old)

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NYNH&H - Shaws Cove Bridge

Connecticut

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #287001

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Description 

The Shaw Cove's Bridge is a forged steel rim-bearing swing bridge. It is a single-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss with thin diagonal eye-bars serving as tension members. 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 industrial engineering solution to the need to provide dependable rail service while accommodating river navigation.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shaw Cove/Coits Cove on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
New London, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
Built 1913, replaced 1984
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut (piers)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Pratt through truss swing
Dimensions
Span length: 136.0 ft.
Total length: 136.0 ft.
Also called
NH - Shaw's Cove Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34861, -72.09714   (decimal degrees)
41°20'55" N, 72°05'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/742857/4581523 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New London
Inventory number
BH 61597 (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
  • July 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • July 3, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • HAER CT-24 - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Shaw's Cove Bridge, Spanning Shaw's Cove, New London, New London County, CT
  • Ian Martin