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NH - Croton River Bridge (Old)

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Description 

From an 1891 report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners: "Two spans, single track, deck, Howe truss bridge. Length of each span for computation, 126' 3". Height, center to center of chords, 20' 11 1/2". Twelve panels of 10' 6 1/4" each."

Built 1880 (same year as the NY&NE extension from Waterbury), replaced by the current structure in 1905.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Croton River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Location
Putnam County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1905
Railroads
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Covered Howe deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.3 ft.
Total length: 252.5 ft.
Also called
New York & New England Bridge No. 127
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.39642, -73.60611   (decimal degrees)
41°23'47" N, 73°36'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/616524/4583702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brewster
Inventory number
BH 73585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Added span lengths and build year
  • September 11, 2016: Added by Luke

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