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NH - Sakonnet River Bridge

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NYNH&H - Sakonnet River Bridge

Bridge abandoned

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #285042

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Sakonnet River on New York New Haven & Hartford RR
Location
Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island
Status
Removed
History
Built 1899; Closed 1980 after being damaged by an overweight train; Hit by boat 1988; Demolished 2006-7
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63896, -71.21339   (decimal degrees)
41°38'20" N, 71°12'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/315654/4612057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fall River
Inventory number
BH 61284 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info + pic
  • June 9, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke