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Rocky Neck State Park Footbridge

Photos 

View Looking East

Photo taken by Robert Brewster for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #289457

Map 

Description 

Erected in 1934 by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Rocky Neck Park Trail Bridge is a key transportation element of Rocky Neck Park and carries a foot trail across the New Haven railroad tracks to the Rocky Neck Park Pavilion, the largest Depression-era structure built in Connecticut. The Rocky Neck Park Trail Bridge is also an unusual surviving example of a railroad footbridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Amtrak Northeast Corridor on Footpath
Location
East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1934
Builders
- Civil Works Administration
- Federal Emergency Relief Administration
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 34.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.29961, -72.24555   (decimal degrees)
41°17'59" N, 72°14'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/730613/4575677 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 27, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER CT-165 - Rocky Neck Park Trail Bridge, Foot trail over New Haven Railroad, Old Lyme, New London County, CT

Comments 

Rocky Neck State Park Footbridge
Posted July 27, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Interesting little span!