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New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Shaw's Cove Bridge, Spanning Shaw's Cove, New London, New London County, CT

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Shaw's Cove Bridge, Spanning Shaw's Cove, New London, New London County, CT

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Summary

Significance: The Shaw Cove's Bridge is a forged steel rim-bearing swing bridge. It is a single-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss with thin diagonal eye-bars serving as tension members. 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 industrial engineering solution to the need to provide dependable rail service while accommodating river navigation.
Survey number: HAER CT-24
Building/structure dates: 1913 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1917 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1932 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1938 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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connecticut41.35565, -72.09952
Google Map of 41.3556539, -72.0995209
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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