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Riverside Avenue Bridge, Riverside Avenue over Northeast Corridor Railroad , Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT



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Item Title


Location
Riverside Avenue over Northeast Corridor Railroad, Greenwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-13
Building/structure dates: 1871 initial construction
Significance: Riverside Avenue Bridge is one of but a handful of cast-iron truss bridges still in use. Designed by F.C. Lowthorp and built by Keystone Bridge Company in 1871, the structure was originally part of a six-span, double-track bridge over the Housatonic River in Stratford, Connecticut. That bridge was replaced in 1884 and some ten years later this single span was re-erected near Riverside Station in Greenwich.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges


Related Names
Lowthrop, F. C.
Keystone Bridge Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW
2. DETAIL ELEVATION VIEW WITH ELECTRRIC POWER LINES IN FOREGROUND
3. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT'
4. GENERAL 3/4 VIEW
5. GENERAL 3/4 VIEW
6. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD
7. GENERAL VIEW OF TOP CHORD, VERTICALS, DIAGONALS AND LATERAL BRACING TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
8. DETAIL VIEW OF LATERAL BRACING
9. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP CHORD
10. DETAIL VIEW OF COMPRESSION MEMBER
11. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTIONS


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