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New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Groton Bridge, Spanning Thames River between New London & Groton, New London, New London County, CT

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Groton Bridge, Spanning Thames River between New London & Groton, New London, New London County, CT

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Groton Bridge is a Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridge. It is significant as part of the transportation link in the shoreline route of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and as an individual engineering solution to the need to provide dependable rail service while accommodating river navigation.
Survey number: HAER CT-25
Building/structure dates: 1919 Initial Construction

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Gagel , Edward
Waterman , I D
Moore , W H
Modjeski , Ralph
Lindenthal , Gustav
McHenry , E A
National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Strauss Bascule Bridge Company
Snow, J P
Holbrook, Cabot, & Rollins
American Bridge Company
C.H. Norwood
Strauss, Joseph B
Rollins, James
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Location

connecticut41.35565, -72.09952
Google Map of 41.3556539, -72.0995209
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html