Warehouse Point railroad bridge

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Warehouse Point railroad bridge
216 29 Amtrak Springfield Terminal Railroad Bridge w train.jpg
An Amtrak train crosses the bridge in 2007
Coordinates 41°56′37″N 72°36′51″W / 41.9435°N 72.6141°W / 41.9435; -72.6141Coordinates: 41°56′37″N 72°36′51″W / 41.9435°N 72.6141°W / 41.9435; -72.6141
Carries Amtrak New Haven-Springfield Line
Crosses Connecticut River
Locale Enfield and Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Characteristics
Design girder bridge with a truss main span
History
Construction end 1866 (rebuilt 1903)
Warehouse Point railroad bridge is located in Connecticut
Warehouse Point railroad bridge
Warehouse Point railroad bridge
Location in Connecticut

The Warehouse Point railroad bridge is a girder bridge with a truss main span crossing over the Connecticut River between. Enfield, Connecticut and Suffield, Connecticut. It carries Amtrak's New Haven-Springfield Line. The bridge has spaces for two tracks, but only one is connected to the mainline. It is one of few iron bridges erected in the United States before the end of the American Civil War.[1]

History[edit]

A wooden Howe truss railroad bridge was originally constructed in 1843 at this site by the Hartford and Springfield Railroad Company. In 1865-66, a new bridge (designed by James Laurie) was constructed to replace the old one.[2] The bridge was built in sections in England and shipped to the United States. The pieces were then riveted together on site.[1] The bridge was rebuilt and double-tracked in 1903-04.[3]

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