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NH - North Branch Pawtuxet River Bridge

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Description 

Pratt deck truss bridge on the former NYNH&H branch to Hope; abandoned in 1965. Bridge still shows up on 1970 aerials but has since been removed. Both abutments and the single pier still stand, through the fill has been removed from behind the west abutment.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over North Branch Pawtuxet River on NH Hope Branch
Location
West Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1895, lost post-1970
Railroad
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 178.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71769, -71.51849   (decimal degrees)
41°43'04" N, 71°31'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/290497/4621498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crompton
Inventory number
BH 65432 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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