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NH - Springfield Line Overpass

Photos 

MW&CR Springfield Line Overpass

Meriden Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad, trestle over New Haven & Hartford Railroad, or Amtrak, "Quarry Junction", north of Meriden CT train station near North Colony Road. Looking roughly north.

Photo by Ronald Barnes

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #309989

Street View 

Description 

Part of a small stub of the Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad that was used through the mid 1960s in the vicinity of Meriden. This bridge crosses over the Hartford-New Haven mainline and led from a connection with the main immediately west of here toward the Suzio/York Hill Quarry east of Meriden. Based on the NYNH&H bridge list build date of 1887, this is likely the original bridge on this site.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Amtrak Springfield Line on New Haven Railroad
Location
New Haven County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1887; last used ca. 1966; line still owned by Suzio (York Hill Quarry)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad (MW&CR)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55496, -72.79189   (decimal degrees)
41°33'18" N, 72°47'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/684144/4602720 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meriden
Inventory number
BH 64910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2022: Updated by Ian Martin: Added dimensions and exact build year
  • November 8, 2020: New photo from Gregory Grice
  • April 11, 2015: New photo from Ian Martin
  • December 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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