Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Connecticut

>

Groton

>

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



B&W Photos

HB257531

HB257532

HB257533

HB257534

HB257535

HB257536

HB257537

HB257538

HB257539

HB257540

HB257541

HB257542

HB257543

HB257544


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning Mystic River between Groton & Stonington, Groton, CT

Find maps of Groton, CT


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-26
Building/structure dates: 1919 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1945 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1951 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Significance: The Mystic River Bridge is a center bearing, through truss swing 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.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Railroad Tracks
Railroad Bridges


Related Names
Moore , W. H.
New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad
American Bridge Company
Searles
Union Switch & Signal Company
National Railroad Passenger Corporation


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING BRIDGE CLOSED
2. VIEW, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING BRIDGE OPEN
3. DETAIL OF RACK AND TRACK MECHANISM
4. DETAIL OF CENTER PIER
5. DETAIL OF CENTER PIVOT
6. DETAIL OF CENTER PIER WEDGES AND WEDGE LOCKS
7. DETAIL OF END PIER WEDGE AND WEDGE LOCK
8. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING NORTH SHORE AND OPERATOR'S HOUSE WITH BRIDGE IN OPEN POSITION
9. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING MITRE RAILS WITH RAIL ALIGNMENT GUIDES ON MOVABLE SPAN
10. DETAIL, DRIVE MACHINERY MOTOR
11. VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING BRIDGE APPROACH AND OPERATOR'S HOUSE
12. INTERIOR OF OPERATOR'S HOUSE
13. INTERIOR, OPERATOR'S HOUSE, ELECTRO-MECHANICAL INTERLOCKING MACHINE
14. INTERIOR, OPERATOR'S HOUSE, FOOT-OPERATED LIMITED OVERRIDE SWITCHES


Back to Groton, Connecticut