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AMTK - Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge


Photo taken by I, Denimadept

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #280253


Street View 


Warren through truss bridge over Connecticut River on (Amtrak, Shore Line East)
Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
Built 1907
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Shore Line East (SLE)
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 158.0 ft.
Total length: 1,600.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31080, -72.34848   (decimal degrees)
41°18'39" N, 72°20'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/721956/4576651 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 60419 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2021: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Baltimore truss"
  • July 16, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 22, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 14, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • March 5, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 26, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 12, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Reverted thumbnail from one of Doug's drawings to an actual image of the bridge
  • February 10, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 25, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 10, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 27, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 25, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 


  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER CT-11 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Amtrak - Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge
Posted July 19, 2015, by Doug

Luke I already sensed and figured that you knew it's me however my drawings non of them are traced or rulers used but they're my work.

1.) my drawings are drawn in fully partly and closed positions on some of them and

2.)All my drawings are technical which means I draw them in all detail of mechanism of struts pulleys counterweight and so on

3.)My drawings are not just art but and understanding of how they operate.

Amtrak - Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge
Posted July 19, 2015, by Luke


1) You're trying way too hard to sound like someone else is defending you, when we all know it's you typing in the third person.

2) While your contributions are greatly appreciated (You've added a fair number of movable spans we would not have listed/known about otherwise.), your drawings are NOT the best REAL-WORLD overview of a structure, which is what the thumbnail is SUPPOSED to be.

Amtrak - Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge
Posted July 19, 2015, by Anonymous

Some body is mad because Doug has drawn a lot of bridges over a period of time and done tons of a research of them so if Doug wants to put some of his drawings as a thumbnail well let him it's a free country suppose to be but everybody contributes to bridgehunter of bridges of their own or take photos of their favorite type like a truss cantilever and so on that does research just as often as Doug in movable drawbridges he shares his favorite types also so he is contributing his wonderful work on this site like the rest of you please cut him some slack for God sakes!