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Coventry Greenway - Moosup River Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Greg

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BH Photo #286033

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Description 

This Warren through-truss bridge was built during NYNH&H RR ownership of the line and after 1900 when The American Bridge Co. was formed. The line between Plainfield, CT & Coventry, RI was abandoned in 1967.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Moosup River on the Coventry Greenway/Moosup Valley State Park Trail
Location
Moosup, Windham County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Also called
Moosup Valley State Park Trail - Moosup River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71355, -71.87990   (decimal degrees)
41°42'49" N, 71°52'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/260414/4621981 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plainfield
Inventory number
BH 44457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad", "New York & New England Railroad"
  • September 5, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added "American Bridge Co." as builder
  • June 20, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 13, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad", "Railroad"
  • March 15, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com