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New London - Groton Railroad Bridge

New London - Groton Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 27, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Amtrak Northeast Corridor) Over Thames River
Location
New London and Groton: New London County, Connecticut: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Heel Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal 9 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
212.0 Feet (64.6 Meters)
Structure Length
1,394.0 Feet (424.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has been altered, resulting in a severe loss of historic integrity and significance!

Bridge Status: The main bascule span of this bridge was demolished and replaced with a modern vertical lift span in 2008.

This bridge, sadly altered by loss of its main span, was the work of several nationally recognized engineers. This bridge is unusual in that its main span (the original bascule span) is not the longest span. The approach spans of this bridge range in size including 185, 330, 300 and 300 feet. The bascule span of this bridge was 212 feet in span length.

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