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Walnut Street Railroad Bridge, Walnut Street over AMTRAK, Hartford, Hartford County, CT



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Item Title


Location
Walnut Street over AMTRAK, Hartford, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-49
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Significance: This bridge is significant as a representative example of standard 20th-century truss construction; as a product of Boston Bridge Works, a regionally important bridge fabricator; and as part of the New Haven Railroad's extensive improvements in the early 20th century.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Boston Bridge Works, Incorporated


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST PORTAL, VIEW EAST
2. WEST PORTAL, VIEW SOUTHEAST
3. EAST PORTAL, VIEW WEST-NORTHWEST
4. EAST PORTAL, VIEW NORTHWEST
5. EAST PORTAL, VIEW WEST
6. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW NORTHWEST
7. NORTH ELEVATION, VIEW SOUTHWEST
8. TYPICAL UPPER PORTAL JOINT, VIEW NORTHWEST
9. SOUTH ELEVATION (PART) AND FLOOR SYSTEM NEAR EAST ABUTMENT, VIEW NORTHEAST
10. INDUSTRIAL AREA NORTHWEST OF BRIDGE, SEEN THROUGH CENTER PANELS, VIEW NORTH
11. CENTER PANELS AND TOP BRACING, VIEW NORTH
12. GUSSET PLATE AT CENTER OF TRUSS, VIEW NORTH
13. FLOOR SYSTEM (PART) AND WEST ABUTMENT, VIEW WEST-NORTHWEST
14. FLOOR SYSTEM (PART), NORTH SIDEWALK SUPPORTS, AND WEST ABUTMENT, VIEW WEST-SOUTHWEST
15. FLOOR SYSTEM (PART), SOUTH SIDEWALK SUPPORTS, AND WEST ABUTMENT, VIEW NORTH
16. DETAIL OF SIDEWALK SUPPORTS AND LOWER CHORD, VIEW WEST
17. BUILDER'S PLATE, VIEW WEST-NORTHWEST
18. Photocopy of drawing (original in Connecticut Department of Transportation, Wethersfield); New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 'Walnut St., Hartford, Ct.,' September 1907. HALF-PLAN OF FLOOR SYSTEM, HALF-ELEVATION OF TRUSS, DETAILS OF JOINTS AND RAILING


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