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NH - Shetucket River Bridge (1876)

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March 26, 1876

Based on the back of the card, I believe this is the 'new' railroad bridge

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #466317

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Description 

"At the time of its construction this bridge, which cost $25,000, was the longest single span railroad bridge in New England." Elmer F. Farnham, The Quickest Route The History of The Norwich & Worcester Railroad

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Norwich & Worcester Railroad in Norwich
Location
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new steel bridge
History
Completed January, 1876. Withstood freshet of February 13-14, 1886. Replaced 1900.
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Norwich & Worcester Railroad
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Whipple through truss
Also called
Norwich & Worcester
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52351, -72.07500   (decimal degrees)
41°31'25" N, 72°04'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/744053/4601006 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88314 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added builder and Keystone Columns
  • September 30, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 22, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added some historical information
  • February 22, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs