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Ferry Street Bridge


South Elevation, View Northeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #228305

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Ferry Street Railroad Bridge is significant as a representative example of standard 20th-century truss construction; as a product of Boston Bridge Works, a regionally important bridge fabricator; and as part of the New Haven Railroad's extensive improvements to its freight facilities.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Through truss bridge over Amtrak Railroad on Ferry Street in New Haven
East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
Built 1912 by the Boston Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1992
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
- Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & Woodlawn, Pennsylvania
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 113.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 37.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31878, -72.89782   (decimal degrees)
41°19'08" N, 72°53'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/675947/4576277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Haven
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
CT 3998 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12173 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 13, 2021: Updated by Patrick Gurwell: added builder information
  • October 10, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 22, 2012: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • March 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CT-54 - Ferry Street Railroad Bridge, Ferry Street over New Haven Railroad, New Haven, New Haven County, CT
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com