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NH - Quinebaug River Bridge

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Quinnebaug River Railroad Bridge, Putnam, CT

Postcard circa 1909-10

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BH Photo #309239

Map 

Description 

Former "Air Line"/NYNH&H Midland Division crossing of the Quinebaug River. Two southern spans were washed out in the 1955 floods and never repaired; the line was formally abandoned four years later. At a later point, the two northern spans were removed and a footbridge constructed at street level through the stone piers. Part of the Airline State Park Trail/East Coast Greenway.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Quinebaug River, River Road, and Kennedy Drive on NYNH&H Midland Division
Location
Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a pedestrian bridge
History
Two southern spans lost to 1955 floods, line abandoned 1959, remainder demolished at a later point
Railroads
- Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad (BH&E)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90797, -71.90802   (decimal degrees)
41°54'29" N, 71°54'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/258806/4643648 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Putnam
Inventory number
BH 61882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2018: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • November 28, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • July 24, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com