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Amtrak - Pawcatuck River Bridge #3

Photos 

Pawcatuck River Bridge. Burdickville, Washington Co., Ri. Sec. 4215, Mp 147.45

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record for documentation of the Northeast Corridor

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #153727

Map 

Description 

Third crossing (traveling toward Boston) of the Pawcatuck River on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Pawcatuck River on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Location
Washington County, Rhode Island
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1905
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.41021, -71.72736   (decimal degrees)
41°24'37" N, 71°43'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/272041/4587885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carolina
Inventory number
BH 43977 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER RI-19 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between CT & MA state lines, Providence, Providence County, RI

Comments 

Pawcatuck River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 18, 2013, by John Wilson (NH4142 [at] webtv [dot] net)

This bridge has been modified by having its open deck covered with a concrete "trough" fully balasted deck. Track 2 on this bridge was rebuilt in May, 2013 and a quick look around gives the impression that the struture is in very good conditon.