Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge

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Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge
Saugatuck River Bridge, Saugatuck (Fairfield County, Connecticut).jpg
Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge
Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge is located in Connecticut
Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge
Location AMTRAK Right-of-way at Saugatuck River, Westport, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°7′10″N 73°22′8″W / 41.11944°N 73.36889°W / 41.11944; -73.36889Coordinates: 41°7′10″N 73°22′8″W / 41.11944°N 73.36889°W / 41.11944; -73.36889
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1905
Architectural style Deck Girder,Bascule
Governing body State
MPS Movable Railroad Bridges on the NE Corridor in Connecticut TR
NRHP Reference # 87000846[1]
Added to NRHP June 12, 1987

The Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge, also known as Saugatuck River Bridge, is a railroad bridge carrying trackage of Metro-North railroad's New Haven Line over the Saugatuck River in Westport, Connecticut. It is one of eight moveable bridges on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor route through Connecticut. It was built in 1905 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

The bridge design is a single leaf Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge.[2]

The bridge was surveyed in a multiple-property historic study in 1986.[3] The eight bridges from west to east are: Mianus River Railroad Bridge at Cos Cob, built in 1904; Norwalk River Railroad Bridge at Norwalk, 1896; Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge at Westport, 1905; Pequonnock River Railroad Bridge at Bridgeport, 1902; Housatonic River Railroad Bridge, at Devon, 1905; Connecticut River Railroad Bridge, Old Saybrook-Old Lyme, 1907; Niantic River Bridge, East Lyme-Waterford, 1907; and Thames River Bridge, Groton, built in 1919.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Anne Baggerman (August 10, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge / Saugatuck River Bridge". National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, from 1986
  3. ^ Bruce Clouette, Matthew Roth and John Herzan (February 4, 1986). "Movable Railroad Bridges on the NE Corridor in Connecticut TR". National Park Service.  National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form.