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Joshuatown Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.394469,-72.350668

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Carries Joshuatown Road over Eight Mile River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 86.0 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Eight Mile River on Joshuatown Road in Lyme
History: Built 1920; rehabilitated 1987
Built: 1920

Location: New London County

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360979

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LymeCT HamburgBridge

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Magicpiano

480400

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

480401

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

480402

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Lyme Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.323554,-72.327525

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Carries I-95 over Lyme Street
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 124.0 Feet
Span Length: 53.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Lyme Street on I-95 in Old Lyme
History: Built 1948
Built: 1948

Location: New London County

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466724

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

466725

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.354438,-71.969441

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Carries US 1 over Mystic River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Bascule Deck plate girder
Total Length: 220.2 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Bascule bridge over Mystic River on US 1 West Main Street at Mystic
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: New London County

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176189

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Photo taken by John Reidy

228325

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Photo posted to Wikipedia by Mblumber

228326

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Mystic River Bridge.jpg

Photo posted to Wikipedia by Rhvanwinkle

228327

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Photo posted to Wikipedia by Juliancolton

228328

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Photo posted to Wikipedia by Juliancolton

240840

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Lift mechanism on south side of roadway

Operator's house is in the background

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

240841

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Looking west

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

240842

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Looking north (upriver)

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

240843

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Lift mechanism on north side of roadway

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

261020

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

261021

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

261022

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

261023

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

264011

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CONNECTICUT: MYSTIC: Mystic River Bascule Bridge plaque

Photo taken by Douglas W. Reynolds Jr.

264012

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CONNECTICUT: MYSTIC: Mystic River Bascule Bridge lift mechanism as seen from out of town

Photo taken by Douglas W. Reynolds Jr.

264013

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CONNECTICUT: MYSTIC: Mystic River Bridge facing downtown

Photo taken by Douglas W. Reynolds Jr.

264014

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CONNECTICUT: MYSTIC: Mystic River Bridge counterweights as seen from downtown

Photo taken by Douglas W. Reynolds Jr.

288653

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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Open for boat traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2014

288654

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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Closed for traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2014

310830

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View North, General View Of Bridge Within Setting

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310831

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View Southeast, North Elevation

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310832

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View Northwest, Bridge In Open Position

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310833

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View East, Traffic Level From West End

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310834

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View West, Traffic Level From East End

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310835

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View Southeast, North And East Elevations Of Operator House; Operating Wheel And Link And Counterweight Link In Foreground

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310836

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View North, South And West Elevations Of Operator House

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310837

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View East, Showing Fender Around East Pier And End Of East Approach Span, With Bridge Open

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310838

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View West, Detail Of East Pier

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310839

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View North, Detail Of Operating Wheel And Link, North Side, Bridge Closed

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310840

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View North, Detail Of Operating Wheel And Link, North Side, Bridge Open

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310841

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View Northwest, Detail Of Operating Wheel And Link And Counterweight Link, North Side, Bridge Closed

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310842

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View Northwest, Detail Of Counterweight Link, South Side

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310843

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View South, Detail Of Main Trunnion, North Side

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310844

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View Northeast, Detail Of Counterweights

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310845

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View Northeast, Detail Of Steel Deck

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310846

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View West, Detail Of Sidewalk And Street Lamp

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310847

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View Northeast, Interior Of Operator House Showing Control Console

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310848

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View East, Interior Of South Motor House; Chain Drive To Gearing In Pit On Left

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310849

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View Northwest, Interior Of South Pit, Showing Chain Drive From Motor

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310850

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View Southwest, Interior Of South Pit, Showing Reduction Gearing

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310851

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View South, Interior Of South Pit, Showing Final Step In Gearing That Drives Operating Wheel, With Hydraulic Shaft Brake

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

310852

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View North, Commemorative Plaque On Operating Wheel Casing, South Side

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

316468

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Draw Bridge, Mystic Conn.

Boston Public Library

335737

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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Brown type explaining of construction

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2015

341172

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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Raised of ships

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

341173

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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Closed of traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

341174

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Mystic River Bascule bridge

Detail discussion of the bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2015

486844

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View from southeast

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486845

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View from south

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486846

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South sidewalk from east

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486847

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Approaching control house on south sidewalk

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486848

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Lift mechanism

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486849

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Builder plate

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486850

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Information plaque

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486851

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Information plaque

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

486852

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View from northeast

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in December 2020

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Niantic River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.323969,-72.176273

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Carries CT 156 over Niantic River
Design: other
Design Details: Bascule
Total Length: 1827.2 Feet
Span Length: 144.0 Feet

Overview: Bascule bridge over Niantic River on CT 156 in East Lyme
History: Built 1991
Built: 1991

Location: New London County

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284005

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Niantic River Bridge

Lyme CT

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

316120

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CT 156 Niantic Bay bridge

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Pi.1415926535

334785

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View from NW with bridge open

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334786

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View from SW with bridge closed

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

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Pachaug River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.603474,-71.982787

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Carries Slater Avenue/CT 138 over Pachaug River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 100.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Pachaug River on Slater Avenue/CT 138 in Griswold
History: Built 1946
Built: 1946

Location: New London County

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Parkwood Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.647246,-72.060581

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Carries Parkwood Road over Little River-Hanover Reservoir Dam
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 151.9 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over Hanover Reservoir on Parkwood Road in Sprague
History: Built 1929; rehabilitated 1992
Built: 1929

Location: New London County

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466726

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Pease Brook Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.622500,-72.220278

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Carries Goshen Hill Road over Pease Brook
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 21.0 Feet
Span Length: 21.0 Feet

Overview: Lost arch bridge over Pease Brook on Goshen Hill Road in Lebanon
History: Built ca. 1940; replaced 2003
Built: ca. 1940

Location: New London County

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Potash Hill Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.639072,-72.057947

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Carries Potash Hill Road over Little River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 51.8 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Little River on Potash Hill Road in Sprague
History: Built 1938; replaced 2005
Built: 1938

Location: New London County

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Shetucket River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.566190,-72.044832

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Carries CT 169 over Shetucket River
Design: truss/deck/pratt
Design Details: Pratt deck truss
Total Length: 269.0 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Two-span deck truss bridge over Shetucket River on CT 169 in Norwich
History: Built 1938; rehabilitated 1993
Built: 1938

Location: New London County

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312209

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South Elevation, View North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312210

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Roadway, East End, View West

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312211

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Roadway, West End, View East

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312212

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Detail Of Railing, North Side, View Northeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312213

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Detail Of Lamp Base, East End, North Side, View North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312214

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Underside Of Bridge And Center Pier, View East

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312215

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Interior Of Truss, West End, View East

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312216

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Detail Of Typical Panel, South Side, View Northeast

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312217

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Detail Of Lower End Joint And Bearing, West Side, View Northwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

312218

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Detail Of Cantilevered Deck, South Side, West End, View East

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Sunnyside Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.560153,-72.123291

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Carries Sunnyside Street over Yantic River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 166.0 Feet
Span Length: 74.2 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Yantic River on Sunnyside Street in Norwich
History: Built 1908; rehabilitated in 2020
Built: 1908

Location: New London County

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351687

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Sunnyside 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2016

351688

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Sunnyside 2

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2016

351689

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Sunnyside 3

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2016

485032

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Sunnyside Street Bridge

Photo taken by John Shishmanian

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Gold Star Memorial Bridge (1943)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.363865,-72.087419

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Carries I-95/US 1 over Thames River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Pair of 11-span Warren deck trusses
Total Length: 5931.4 Feet
Span Length: 540.1 Feet

Overview: Pair of deck truss bridges over Thames River on I-95/US 1 in New London
History: Built 1943; twin span built 1973
Built: 1943

Location: New London County

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153664

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Overview

These photos were part of a HAER project to document the Northeast Corridor rail line, but just happened to capture the I-95 bridge in the background

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

153665

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153666

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153667

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153668

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153669

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East approach

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

228329

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Gold Star Bridge at Sunset

Sunset over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge and a ferry

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Iracaz

228330

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Gold Star Bridge Groton CT

A view of the two spans of the Gold Star Bridge, as seen from the pedestrian path on the Groton side, looking back toward New London across the Thames River.

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Victor-ny

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Looking east from the New London side

The old bridge is overhead and the new on the left.

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

294584

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Gold Star Construction barge

Thames River erection of south bound bridge

Photo taken by Connecticut DOT

294585

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Conn College article on bridge opening

Bridge opens February 27, 1943

Photo taken by Calvin K Lunny in September 2014

294587

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Construction of the second bridge

1969 construction begins on the second span

Photo taken by Connecticut DOT

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AMTK - Groton Bridge (1919)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.363033,-72.087273

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Carries Northeast Corridor (Amtrak) over Thames River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Main span: Warren through truss vertical-lift (replacing a Warren through truss bascule as seen in the HAER photos) Approaches: Four Parker through trusses (185, 330, 300 and 300 feet)
Total Length: 1394.0 Feet
Span Length: 330.0 Feet

Overview: Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Thames River on Northeast Corridor (Amtrak)
History: Built 1919 by the American Bridge Co. as a bascule bridge; draw span replaced by vertical lift in 2008
Built: 1919

Location: New London County

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389940

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CT 07M 1

View from east (Groton) side

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July 1983

389941

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CT 07M 2

View from east (Groton) side

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July 1983

153670

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Thames River Bridge. New London, New London Co., Ct. Sec. 4215, Mp 124.09

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153671

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Thames River Bridge. New London, New London Co., Ct. Sec. 4215, Mp 124.09

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153672

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Thames River Bridge. New London, New London Co., Ct. Sec. 4215, Mp 124.09

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153673

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Thames River Bridge. New London, New London Co., Ct. Sec. 4215, Mp 124.09

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153674

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Thames River Bridge Draw Span. New London, New London Co., Ct. Sec. 4215, Mp 124.09

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153696

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View, Looking North, Showing Groton Bridge (Foreground) And Highway Bridge (Background)

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153697

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View, Looking Southeast Showing Bridge Closed

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153698

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View Looking Southeast Showing Bridge Open

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153699

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View Looking Northeast Showing Bridge Closed

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153700

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View Looking Northeast Showing Bridge Open

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153701

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View Looking Northwest Showing Movable Span In Closed Position

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153702

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View Looking Northwest Showing Movable Span In Open Position

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153703

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View Looking East, Showing Counterweight With Bridge In Open Position

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153704

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View, Looking East, Showing Track With Bridge In Open Position

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153705

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View From Above Showing Track With Bridge In Open Position

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153706

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View, Looking West, Showing Bridge Unlocking And Opening

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153707

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View, Looking North, Showing Detail Of Heel Trunnion

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153708

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View, Looking West, Showing Detail Of Heel Trunnion

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153709

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Bevel And Spur Gears, Bridge Raising Mechanism

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153710

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Detail, Bridge Raising Mechanism

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153711

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Detail, Rails And Lock Mechanism

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153712

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View, Looking West, Showing Bridge Machinery House On Fixed Span

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153713

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Interior, Operator's House

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153714

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Interior, Operator's House, Operating Equipment

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153715

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Interior, Operator's House, Operating Equipment, Detail

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153716

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View, Looking East, Showing Piers And Fender System

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153717

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View, Looking Northeast, Showing Pier Detail

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153718

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View, Looking East, Showing Superstructure From Track Level

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

153719

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View, Looking East, Showing Detail Of Truss Work

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

240844

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View from the west

Lift bridge installation in progress

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

240845

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View from the west

Lift bridge installation in progress

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in January 2008

260343

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Groton Bridge

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

260344

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Groton Bridge

Former Strauss bascule bridge replaced in 2008

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

260436

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Groton Bridge

Open for boat traffic

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

260437

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Groton Bridge

Connecticut

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Groton CT later transformed to electric railroad amtrak then replaced 2008

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Closed position

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Showing two tracks

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2013

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Amtrak -Groton Bridge

Open

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2013

297903

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Raising

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2014

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Raised

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Showing raised bridge while engineers are tighten and fixing the trunnions.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

297906

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Opposite scene

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

297907

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Partly raised and engineers maintains the bridge.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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Amtrak - Groton Bridge

Former Strauss bascule bridge replaced in 2008

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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Photo taken by Leanne Velazquez

340886

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Groton Bridge

Replaced in 2008

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2015

347415

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Strauss bascule bridge design plan

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2016

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AMTK - Groton Bridge (1919)

looking east

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in September 1976

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AMTK - Groton Bridge (1919)

Photo from old postcard

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Mill Brook Bridge

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 41.558253,-72.039834

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Carries Lower Blissville Road (Old Alignment) over Mill Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Dry-laid stone deck arch
Total Length: 10.0 Feet
Span Length: 10.0 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Mill Brook on Lower Blissville Road (Old Alignment) in Lisbon
History: Built ca. 1790; destroyed by flooding on March 30, 2010
Built: ca. 1790

Location: New London County

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Elevation.

From National Register Nomination.

160136

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Elevation.

From National Register Nomination.

160137

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Surrounding Area.

From National Register Nomination.

160138

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Elevation.

From National Register Nomination.

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LisbonCT MillBrookBridgeRemnant

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Magicpiano

466727

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

466728

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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NH - Lyman Viaduct

Status: Filled in

Location: 41.564305,-72.449955

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Carries former New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad over Dickinson Creek
Design: truss/deck/other
Design Details: Wrought iron deck truss
Total Length: 1100.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Buried Deck truss bridge over Dickinson Creek on former New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad in Colchester
History: Built 1871-73, buried by fill in 1912-13, railroad abandoned in 1965
Built: 1873

Location: New London County

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198930

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On the bridge, multiple hopper cars dump sand on to a growing ridge.

Photo taken on August 14, 1912

198931

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A passenger train makes its way over the trestle.

Photo taken on August 14, 1912

198932

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Another hopper dumps the load of sand. Notice how the flow has been separated by the track ties.

Photo taken on August 14, 1912

198933

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Construction of the tunnel beneath the trestle. The bridge supports needed to be cut and shortened directly above the tunnel, and temporary supports were installed.

Photo taken on August 14, 1912

198934

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The filled ridge is growing. Large metal plates have been installed on each side of the tracks to spread the sand away from the iron bridge.

Photo taken on October 1, 1912

198935

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The completed tunnel beneath the soon to be covered iron works.

Photo taken on October 1, 1912

198936

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A long rivulet of sand falls from the highest point of the bridge, just above the tunnel. Notice how the fill is beginning to cover the center of the culvert, and that the temporary supports shown in a previous image are still in place.

Photo taken on November 1, 1912

198939

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Aerial view

252631

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View west along top and side of embankment

Photo taken in January 1986

252630

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View west along top of embankment

Photo taken in January 1986

234229

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Construction

Photo taken on July 4, 1871

234230

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Engraving

234231

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View from approach

252632

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Exposed track beam, view NW

Photo taken in January 1986

252633

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View during 1979 excavation

Photo taken by D. Poirier

252634

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The culvert

Photo taken by Nicholas Zabawar on November 2004

252635

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Abutment

Photo taken by Nicholas Zabawar on November 2004

252636

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Track beam poking through the fill

Photo taken by Nicholas Zabawar on November 2004

252637

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Bolts on the track beam

Photo taken by Nicholas Zabawar on November 2004

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Photo taken by Nicholas Zabawar on November 2004

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AMTK - Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.322546,-72.176926

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Carries Amtrak over Niantic River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 291.0 Feet
Span Length: 76.0 Feet

Overview: Pony plate girder over Niantic River on Amtrak (2 tracks)
History: Built 1907; Replaced 2012
Built: 1907

Location: New London County

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236413

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View, Looking North, Showing Bridge Closed

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

236414

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View, Looking Northwest, Showing Reinforced Piers

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

236415

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View, Looking Southwest, Showing Bridge Open

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View, Looking Northeast, Showing Bridge Counterweight

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View, Looking Northwest, Showing Counterweight And Piers

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Mechanical Interlocking Machiner

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View, Looking Southeast, Showing Piping Down Center Of Tracks For Interlocking And Signaling System

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View, Looking Northwest, Showing Piping For Interlocking And Signalling System

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Detail Of Pipework For Operation Of Bridge Locking System

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View, Looking Northwest, Of Chain Drive

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Detail Of Chain And Chain Drive

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Detail Of Rack And Pinion Drive On Drive Train

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Detail Of Motors And Gearing On Drive Train

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Interior, Bridge Operator's House

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Interior, Bridge Operating Controls In Operator's House

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Detail Of Track And Tread Plates, Showing Chain

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Track And Tread Plates

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View, Looking Southwest, Showing Bridge In Closed Position

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Amtrak -Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Raised

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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Amtrak - Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Closed

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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Amtrak - Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Completed

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Old Amtrak Niantic River Railroad Bridge

Replaced with a new bridge

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Amtrak - Niantic River Bridge

Replaced

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Amtrak - Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Replaced

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Scherzer bascule bridge design plan

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PW - Shetucket River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
The local politicians think this bridge is an eyesore and want it removed or replaced. The railroad would rather remove than repaint it.

Location: 41.523467,-72.075076

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Carries Providence and Worcester Railroad over Shetucket River
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: Baltimore through truss
Total Length: 234.0 Feet
Span Length: 234.0 Feet

Overview: Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Providence and Worcester Railroad in Norwich
History: Built 1890 for the Providence and Worcester Railroad
Built: 1890

Location: New London County

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View from the south

How can this be considered an eyesore?

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PW Shetucket River Bridge

View of the eastern approach as seen from Main Street

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in May 2014

429191

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Shetucket

East portal

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2018

475303

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NH - Shetucket River Bridge

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Hallville Mill Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 41.494156,-72.033231

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Carries Old Hallville Mill Driveway over Poquetanuck Brook
Design: truss/pony/lenticular
Design Details: Lenticular pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned lenticular pony truss bridge over Poquetanuck Brook Pond on Old Hallville Mill Driveway in Preston
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2013

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AMTK - Niantic River Bridge (2013)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.322581,-72.176859

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Carries Amtrak Railroad over Niantic River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder bascule type
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Niantic River on Amtrak Railroad ( 2 track)
History: Built 2013
Built: 2013

Location: New London County

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Niantic River Railroad Bridge

A technical drawing

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

268522

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Niantic River Railroad Bridge

Open for boat traffic.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in October 2013

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Niantic River Railroad Bridge

Closed for Amtrak trains

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316118

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Old and new Niantic River bridges, August 2012

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316119

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Niantic River Bridge replacement August 2012

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334787

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View from NW with bridge open

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Norwich & Westerly - Assekonk Brook Arch

Status: Abandoned

Location: 41.439244,-71.883440

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Carries Abandoned Norwich & Westerly Railway over Assekonk Brook
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Assekonk Brook on Abandoned Norwich & Westerly Railway in North Stonington
History:
Built: 1906

Location: New London County

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480383

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ROW East

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

480384

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Southerly view

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

480385

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Southerly view

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Preston Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.523873,-72.069197

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Carries Main Street & Railroad (Norwich & Westerly Railway) over Shetucket River
Design: truss/deck/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Shetucket River on Main Street & Railroad (Norwich & Westerly Railway) in Norwich
History:
Built: 1870

Location: New London County

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Preston Bridge

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482785

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Preston Bridge

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485031

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Preston Bridge

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Eight Mile River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.404799,-72.344392

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Carries Mt Archer Road over Eight Mile River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Eight Mile River on Mt Archer Road
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Eight Mile River Bridge

looking north

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Air Line State Park Trail - River Road Overpass

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.580525,-72.424922

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Carries Airline State Park Trail S over River Road
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Brownstone arch bridge; stone likely came from quarries in Portland CT, another town along the Airline route. Voussoir stones are chisel-marked with numbers; perhaps cut to size elsewhere?
Total Length: 22.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over River Road on Airline State Park Trail S
History: Built 1887; abandoned 1965 by New Haven RR Portland-Columbia
Built: 1887

Location: New London County

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Air Line River Road Arch

Eastern elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2011

462566

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Air Line State Park Trail - River Road Overpass

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Air Line State Park Trail - Blackledge River Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.582098,-72.422562

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Carries Airline state park Trail S over Blackledge River
Design: truss/deck/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Total Length: 108.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Blackledge River on Airline state park Trail S
History: Built 1907, abandoned 1965, converted to trail use early 2000s
Built: 1907

Location: New London County

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Airline State Park Trail - Blackledge River

Photo by Ian Martin

289142

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View Across Warren Truss Bridge Looking Easterly From West Stone Abutment. The Steel Fence Prohibits Access Across Bridge

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289143

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'Barrel Shot' Looking Easterly Through Truss

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289144

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General View Looking Upstream From South Side Of Bridge

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289145

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Looking Easterly From West River Bank At East Bridge Abutment

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289146

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General View Looking Downstream From North Side Of Bridge

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289147

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View Of West Abutment From East River Bank

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289148

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View Of West Abutment From East River Bank

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289149

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View Of Northwest Corner Of East Abutment: Note Stone Platform On Right

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289150

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View Of Southwest Corner Of East Abutment And Stone Platform

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289151

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Detail Of South, Side Of East Abutment And Truss

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289152

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Detail Of South Side Of East Abutment And Truss

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Detail Of Southeast Bridge Bearing

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Ashland Mill Bridge

Status: In storage or disassembled

Location: 41.605594,-71.978086

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Carries Ashland Mill Access over Pachaug River
Design: truss/pony/lenticular
Design Details: Lenticular pony truss
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Lenticular pony truss bridge over Pachaug River on Ashland Mill Access in Jewett City
History: Built 1886
Built: 1886

Location: New London County

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Same approximate viewpoint

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in September 2014

376679

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CT 09M 1

Ashland Mill and bridge before the fire.

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July 1983

439319

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Ashland Mill Jewett City

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Slater Cotton Mill Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 41.601982,-71.985024

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Carries Access Road; now named Wedgewood Drive over Mill Tailrace
Design: truss/pony/lenticular
Design Details: Lenticular pony truss
Total Length: 30.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Lenticular pony truss bridge over Mill Tailrace on Access Road in Jewett City
History: Built c. 1890; removed late 1980's
Built: c. 1890

Location: New London County

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CT 08M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July 1983

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AMTK - Shaw's Cove Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.349334,-72.096909

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Carries Amtrak over Shaw Cove/Coits Cove
Design: truss/through/polygonal/verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Shaw Cove/Coits Cove on Amtrak
History: Built 1984
Built: 1984

Location: New London County

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Amtrak - Thames River Bridge

Connecticut

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

299989

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Neew London Amtrak - Shaw Cove Bridge

New London CT

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Shaws Cove Bridge

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NH - Mystic River Bridge (1919)

Status: Superstructure replaced

Location: 41.349722,-71.970278

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Carries New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad over Mystic River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Mystic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
History: Built 1919, replaced 1984
Built: 1919

Location: New London County

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NYNH&H - Mystic River Bridge

Stonington CT

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

299996

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NH - Mystic River Bridge

Library of Congress

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

314983

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View, Looking East, Showing Bridge Closed

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

314984

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View, Looking East, Showing Bridge Open

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

314985

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Detail Of Rack And Track Mechanism

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314986

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Detail Of Center Pier

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314987

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Detail Of Center Pivot

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314988

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Detail Of Center Pier Wedges And Wedge Locks

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314989

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Detail Of End Pier Wedge And Wedge Lock

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314990

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View, Looking North, Showing North Shore And Operator's House With Bridge In Open Position

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314991

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View, Looking Southeast, Showing Mitre Rails With Rail Alignment Guides On Movable Span

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314992

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Detail, Drive Machinery Motor

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314993

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View, Looking Northeast, Showing Bridge Approach And Operator's House

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314994

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Interior Of Operator's House

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314995

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Interior, Operator's House, Electro-Mechanical Interlocking Machine

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314996

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Interior, Operator's House, Foot-Operated Limited Override Switches

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HAER

315000

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AMTK - Mystic River Bridge (1982)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.349044,-71.970470

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Carries Amtrak over Mystic River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Mystic River on Amtrak
History: Built 1982
Built: 1982

Location: New London County

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Amtrak - Mystic River Bridge

Mystic CT

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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Amtrak - Mystic River Bridge

Mystic CT

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NH - Shaw's Cove Bridge

Status: Superstructure replaced

Location: 41.348612,-72.097144

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Carries New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad over Shaw Cove/Coits Cove
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss swing
Total Length: 136.0 Feet
Span Length: 136.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shaw Cove/Coits Cove on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
History: Built 1913, replaced 1984
Built: 1913

Location: New London County

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NYNH&H - Shaws Cove Bridge

Connecticut

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

314969

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View, Looking West, Showing Bridge In Closed Position

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

314970

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Chords, Posts And Pin Connections, Detail

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314971

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Separator Blocks, Rods And Turnbuckles On Truss End Posts, Detail

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314972

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View, Looking Southwest, Showing Timber Pill Approach Span And Bridge In Open Position

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314973

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View, Looking Northwest, Showing Detail Of Timber Pile Approach Span

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314974

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View, Looking West, Showing Bridge In Open Position

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314975

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Center Pier, Rollers And Turning Mechanism, Detail

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314976

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Detail Of Center Pier, Showing Reinforcements

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314977

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Portal Elevation Detail With Bridge In Open Position

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314978

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View, Looking Northwest, Showing Detail Of Rails In Preparation For Bridge Opening

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314979

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Drive Gear For Wedge Locks And Rail Lift, Detail

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314980

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Drive Pinion And Bevel Gear Set, Detail

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314981

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View, Looking Northwest, Showing Fender System With Bridge In Open Position

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Mystic River Bridge (1904)

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.354781,-71.969209

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Carries Boston Post Road-US Highway 1/Groton & Stonington Street Railway over Mystic River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost steel through truss swing bridge over Mystic River on Boston Post Road in Mystic
History: Built 1904; Replaced 1922
Built: 1904

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2017

340803

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Mystic River Bridge (Old)

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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PW - Taft Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.554496,-72.036044

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Carries P&W Norwich Branch over
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Rock Tunnel
Total Length: 300.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel on P&W Norwich Branch in Lisbon
History: Built 1837
Built: 1837

Location: New London County

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PW - Taft Tunnel

West portal

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NECR - Norwich Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.535680,-72.091057

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Carries New England Central Railroad over Sherman Street
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Stone-lined Tunnel
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under Sherman Street on New England Central Railroad in Norwich
History:
Built: 1847

Location: New London County

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View from southeast

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NECR - Yantic Falls Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.533945,-72.090172

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Carries New England Central Railroad over Yantic River
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren through truss with all verticals, pony plate girder on north approach
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Yantic River on New England Central Railroad in Norwich
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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View from SE corner

Yantic tunnel is immediately north of the bend following this bridge

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334789

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South portal detail

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334790

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Perspective view from SE corner

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

495690

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View from pedestrian bridge over Yantic River

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495691

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View from pedestrian bridge over tracks

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495692

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View from north

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495693

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Looking southwest along bridge

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PW - Kinsman Hill Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.613750,-72.031576

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Carries P&W Willimantic Branch over Kinsman Hill Road Exd
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Kinsman Hill Road Exd on P&W Willimantic Branch in Lisbon
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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CT 32S 01

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July, 2005

429187

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CT 32S 02

Photo taken by Chester Gehman July, 2005

429188

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CT 32S 03

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in September 2014

429189

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CT 32S 04

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in September 2014

429190

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CT 32S 05

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NECR - Yantic Village Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.561093,-72.123501

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Carries New England Central Railroad over Yantic River
Design: truss/through/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Yantic River on New England Central Railroad in Yantic
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Perspective from north end

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334797

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West elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

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Rocky Neck State Park Footbridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.299613,-72.245547

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Carries Footpath over Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Steel arch
Total Length: 34.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel arch bridge over Amtrak Northeast Corridor on Footpath in East Lyme
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: New London County

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View Looking East

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289458

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View Looking East With Rocky Neck Park Pavilion At Right

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289459

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View Looking West

Photo taken by Robert Brewster for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Underside Of Bridge

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289461

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View Across Deck Looking North

Photo taken by Robert Brewster for the Historic American Engineering Record

289462

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View Across Deck Looking South

Photo taken by Robert Brewster for the Historic American Engineering Record

360980

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RockyNeckSP FootBridge

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467357

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Thames River Railroad Bridge (1889)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.363153,-72.086326

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Carries Railroad; later highway (US-1) over Thames River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Thames River on NY,NH&H RR, New London/Groton
History: Built 1889 for the New York, Providence & Boston Railroad; Replaced by the railroad 1919 and converted to road use; Replaced 1943
Built: 1889

Location: New London County

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"Picturesque New London and its environs, Groton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century; notable features of interest .." (1901)

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NH - Great Drawbridge

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in August 2014

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Published prior to 1923

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New London Drawbridge

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New London Drawbridge

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495406

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Groton Railroad Bridge Thames River New London Connecticut Vintage

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs

495407

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Groton Bridge

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AMTK - Pawcatuck River Bridge #1

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.379763,-71.831880

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Carries Amtrak Northeast Corridor over Pawcatuck River
Design: truss/deck/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 130.7 Feet

Overview: Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Pawcatuck River on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
History: Built 1909; moved 100' upriver 1912
Built: 1909

Location: New London County

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Pawcatuck River Bridge. Pawcatuck, New London Co., CT.

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PW - Laurel Hill Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.523210,-72.075709

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Carries Providence & Worcester Railroad over Laurel Hill/CT 2
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Stone Tunnel
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under Laurel Hill/CT 2 on Providence & Worcester Railroad in Norwich
History: Built 1875 by the Norwich & Worcester Railroad
Built: 1876

Location: New London County

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PW - Laurel Hill Tunnel

west portal in 2018

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PW - Little River Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.614007,-72.043233

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Carries P&W Willimantic Branch over Little River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Little River on P&W Willimantic Branch in Sprague
History: Built 1909
Built: 1909

Location: New London County

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PW - Waldo Brook Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.655102,-72.099249

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Carries P&W Willimantic Branch over Waldo Brook
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 35.0 Feet
Span Length: 27.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Waldo Brook on P&W Willimantic Branch in Sprague
History: Built 1906
Built: 1906

Location: New London County

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Jordan Cove Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.319377,-72.148932

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Carries Jordan Cove Road over Jordan Cove
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 51.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Jordan Cove on Jordan Cove Road in Waterford
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: New London County

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AMTK/NECR Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.362310,-72.093723

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Carries Amtrak Northeast Corridor over New England Central Railroad
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: 8-panel riveted Warren through truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over New England Central Railroad on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
History: Likely built 1919 in conjunction with neighboring Thames River bridge
Built: 1919

Location: New London County

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115. State pier road bridge at left; Central Vermont Railroad Bridge at right. New London, New London Co., CT. Sec. 4215, MP 123.80/.83.

Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

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AMTK - State Pier Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.361011,-72.096330

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Carries Amtrak Northeast Corridor over State Pier Road/CT 437
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder with curb columns
Total Length: 56.1 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over State Pier Road/CT 437 on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: New London County

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Air Line State Park Trail - Brousseous Brook Arch

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.664909,-72.285155

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Carries Airline State Park Trail over Brousseous Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Brousseous Brook on Airline State Park Trail
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Yantic Falls Railroad Footbridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.533286,-72.089981

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Carries Footpath over New England Central Railroad
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over New England Central Railroad on Footpath in Yantic
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: New London County

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North elevation

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334792

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North elevation showing staircase

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334793

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Detail of staircase at east end

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334794

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Plate at SE corner

Reviewing the photos, there also appears to be a plate at the opposite corner, albeit also graffiti'd

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

334795

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Deck view from west end

Photo taken by Ian Martin in August 2015

495696

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View from north

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495697

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View from north

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495698

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View west across bridge

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495699

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East builder plate

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

495700

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West approach span

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

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West builder plate

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View east across truss span

Photo taken by Josh Schmid in April 2021

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NH - Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.322621,-72.176925

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Carries New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad over Niantic River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Niantic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Niantic
History: Built 1891; Replaced 1907
Built: 1891

Location: New London County

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From "Scherzer rolling lift bridges" by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company, Chicago. Published 1908

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

337250

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From "Scherzer rolling lift bridges" by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company, Chicago. Published 1908

Photo taken by Luke

337499

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NH - Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Replaced with a old Scherzer type and recently replaced with a new bridge.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2015

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Mystic River Swing Bridge (1866)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.354781,-71.968934

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Carries West Main Street over Mystic River
Design: truss/pony/truesdell
Design Details: Truesdell truss cable stayed swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Truesdell truss bridge over Mystic River on West Main Street in Mystic
History: Built 1866; Replaced 1904
Built: 1866

Location: New London County

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Mystic River Bridge (Older)

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

340805

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Photo provided by the UConn Libraries MAGIC

340806

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Photo provided by the UConn Libraries MAGIC

444027

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Mystic River Bridge 1

Connecticut Digital Archive

444028

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Circus wagons on Mystic River Bridge

Connecticut Digital Archive

444029

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Old Drawbridge

Connecticut Digital Archive

444030

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Mystic River Bridge in snowstorm

Connecticut Digital Archive

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NH - Mystic River Bridge (1905)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.348945,-71.970036

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Carries New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad over Mystic River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Mystic
History: Built 1905; Replaced 1919
Built: 1905

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2017

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NH - Mystic River Bridge (Older)

Replaced with a modern type

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

462005

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Laurel Hill Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.523432,-72.076072

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Carries Water Street over Shetucket River
Design: truss/through/lenticular
Design Details: Lenticular through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Shetuket River on Water Street in Norwich
History: Built c. 1890 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. ; Replaced 19XX
Built: 1890

Location: New London County

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1907 or earlier view

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350800

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Pre 1910 image

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413548

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CA 1909

Old postcard View

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about 1910

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Mosher Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.327028,-71.989229

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Carries Mosher Street over Amtrak Railroad
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 106.0 Feet
Span Length: 101.1 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Amtrak Railroad on Mosher Street in Groton
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: New London County

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Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.323932,-72.175968

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Carries Route 156 over Niantic River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: 180' Warren through truss swing 94' Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren through swing truss bridge over Niantic River on Route 156 in Niantic
History:
Built: 1921

Location: New London County

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Niantic River Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

358868

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

358872

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

358875

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358876

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Library of Congress

358877

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress

358879

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Library of Congress

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Niantic River Bridge (Old)

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Mystic River Bridge (1854)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.354884,-71.968522

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Carries Main Street over Mystic River
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber bascule draw
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost timber draw bridge over Mystic River on Main Street in Mystic
History: Built 1854; replaced 1866
Built: 1854

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2017

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Mystic River Bridge (Oldest)

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in July 2016

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Mystic River Bridge

Photo taken 1866 prior to replacement.

Everett A. Scholfield 1866 courtesy Mystic Seaport Archive

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AMTK - Bride Brooke Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.301082,-72.237356

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Carries Amtrak over Bride Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Bride Brook on Amtrak
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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RockyNeckSP RRBridge

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user User:Magicpiano

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Lyme-Saybrook Ferry

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.313258,-72.348102

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Carries Ferry over Connecticut River
Design: ferry
Design Details: Ferry crossing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Ferry across Connecticut River
History: Established in 1662 and abolished in 1911 when automobile bridge built.
Built: 1662

Location: New London County

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Published prior to 1923

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Laurel Hill Bridge (older)

Status: Superstructure replaced (possibly relocated to Maine)

Location: 41.523432,-72.075943

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Carries Water Street over Shetucket River
Design: truss/through/whipple
Design Details: A Whipple by Whipple Cast Iron Whipple through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Water Street in Norwich
History: Built 1866, disassembled in 1890. Likely reassembled in Maine in 1895 then scrapped in 1950.
Built: 1866

Location: New London County

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Looking downstream

Photo by J. Weeks Note Covered bridge downstream

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466308

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Looking upstream

Photo by J. Weeks Whipple by Whipple

Photo uploaded by Art S.

466309

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stereo looking downstream

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Photo uploaded by Art S.

466310

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stereo looking upstream

Photo by J. Weeks

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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closeup of upstream shore

Photo by J. Weeks

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1880s? view

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Laurel Hill Covered Railroad Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.522484,-72.077080

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Carries Norwich & Worcester Railroad over Shetucket River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Covered railroad bridge over Shetucket River in Norwich
History:
Built: 1843

Location: New London County

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covered bridge in background

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Stereoview covered bridge in the background

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RR bridge along warf

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.522918,-72.077746

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Carries Local road over
Design: truss/deck/howe
Design Details: Howe deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe deck truss bridge on Local road
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Norwich & Worcester Railroad Swing Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.522918,-72.077746

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Carries N & W Railroad Main to Allyn's Point over N & W Railroad to Freight House and dock.
Design: truss/deck/howe
Design Details: Howe deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: A hinged bridge to allow access to freight house and dock in Norwich
History:
Built: 1843

Location: New London County

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RR bridge is to the right of covered bridge

Photo by J. Weeks Bridge is to the right of covered bridge

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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RR bridge is to the right of covered bridge

Photo by J. Weeks Bridge is to the right of covered bridge

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Norwich & Worcester - Wharf Draw

A swing drawbridge on the right by the covered bridge (left) is removed.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in February 2020

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NH - Shetucket River Bridge (1876)

Status: Replaced by a new steel bridge

Location: 41.523512,-72.074999

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Carries Norwich & Worcester Railroad over Shetucket River
Design: truss/through/whipple
Design Details: Whipple through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Norwich & Worcester Railroad in Norwich
History: Completed January, 1876. Withstood freshet of February 13-14, 1886. Replaced 1900.
Built: 1876

Location: New London County

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March 26, 1876

Based on the back of the card, I believe this is the 'new' railroad bridge

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descriptions on back of card

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stereo view

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NH Shetucket River Bridge

probably 1876 view

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Capehart Mill Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 41.533959,-72.053816

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Carries Abandoned section of 6th Street in Greenville over Power Canal
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss bridge over canal on abandoned section of 6th Street in Greenville
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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Indian Leap Pedestrian Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.533878,-72.089961

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Carries Footpath over Yantic River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Yantic River on Footpath in Norwich
History:
Built: 1904

Location: New London County

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Indian Leap Pedestrian Bridge

HAER Photo

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Indian Leap Pedestrian Bridge

looking west

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Liuetenant River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.313495,-72.336740

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Carries Neck Road/Ferry Road over Lieuntenant River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Lieuntenant River on Neck Road/Ferry Road
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Lieutenant River Bridge

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PW - Cory Brook Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.639454,-71.979194

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Carries Providence & Worcester Railroad over Cory Brook
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Cory Brook on Providence & Worcester Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Mohegan-Pequot Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.481787,-72.074694

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Carries Connecticut Route 2A over Thames River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 1435.0 Feet
Span Length: 274.9 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Thames River on Connecticut Route 2A
History: Built 1967; Tolls removed 1980; Rehabilitated 1996
Built: 1967

Location: New London County

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Mohegan-Peqout Bridge

Distant elevation

Photo taken by Wikimedia Commons user Pi.1415926535 in December 2018

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Mohegan-Peqout Bridge

Crossing the bridge

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Shunock River Bridge (Lower)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.441064,-71.881142

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Carries Main Street over Shunock River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Shunock River on Main Street in North Stonongton
History: Damaged in flood, April, 2010; rehabilitated 2012.
Built:

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Shunock River Bridge (Upper)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.440929,-71.882244

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Carries Main Street over Shunock River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Shunock River on Main Street in North Stonongton
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

480510

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2020

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Preston Covered Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.523879,-72.069044

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Carries Main Street over Shetucket River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost covered bridge over Shetucket River on Main Street
History: Built 1817
Built: 1817

Location: New London County

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Preston Covered Bridge

1860 view

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Shetucket River Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.566005,-72.044681

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Carries Newent Road over Shetucket River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Newent Road
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Shetucket River Bridge (Old)

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Westerly Electric Line Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 41.358034,-71.864783

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Carries Westerly Electric Line over New Haven RR
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over New Haven RR on Westerly Electric Line
History:
Built:

Location: New London County

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Westerly Electric Line Bridge

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Photo from old postcard


Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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