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South Norwalk Railroad Bridge, South Main & Washington Streets, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT



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B&W Photos

HB267764
BWPhotos 195129

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BWPhotos 195130

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BWPhotos 195131

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BWPhotos 195132

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BWPhotos 195133

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BWPhotos 195134

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BWPhotos 195135

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BWPhotos 195136

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BWPhotos 195137

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BWPhotos 195138

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BWPhotos 195139

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BWPhotos 195140

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BWPhotos 195141

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BWPhotos 195142


Item Title
BWPhotos 195142

Location
South Main & Washington Streets, Norwalk, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-168
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Significance: The South Norwalk Railroad Bridge is significant as a large and well-preserved example of 19th-century railroad bridge engineering, one of fewer than a half-dozen pin-connected railroad trusses remaining in the state. It is also significant because it was fabricated by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, Connecticut's only major 19th-century bridge manufacturer. It was built as part of an important episode in the state's transportation history, the reconstruction of the New Haven Railroad's New York-to-New Haven main line as a four-track, grade-separated right-of-way.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges


Related Names
Moore, W. H.
Curtis, F. S.
Fleming, Wayne, Photographer
Clouette, Bruce, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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