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Groton Bridge

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"Picturesque New London and its environs, Groton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century; notable features of interest .." (1901)

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #291094

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Thames River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
Groton, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889 for the New York, Providence & Boston Railroad; Replaced by the railroad 1919 and converted to road use; Replaced 1943
Builder
- Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- New York, Providence & Boston Railroad (NYP&B)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
NH - Great Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.36315, -72.08633   (decimal degrees)
41°21'47" N, 72°05'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/743708/4583168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New London
Inventory number
BH 62472 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted conversion to road use
  • August 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 13, 2014: Added by Luke

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