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South Norwalk Railroad Bridge
PostcardNorwalkCTWashingtonStWithTrolleyCirca1910.jpg
1910 postcard view along Washington Street with the bridge behind the trolley
Coordinates 41°05′56″N 73°25′08″W / 41.09889°N 73.41889°W / 41.09889; -73.41889
South Norwalk Railroad Bridge
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
South Norwalk Railroad Bridge is located in Connecticut
South Norwalk Railroad Bridge
Location in Connecticut
South Norwalk Railroad Bridge is located in the United States
South Norwalk Railroad Bridge
Location in the United States
Location Main and Washington Streets Norwalk, Connecticut
Area 5.5 acres (2.2 ha) (original)
2.5 acres (1.0 ha) (increase I)
3 acres (1.2 ha) (increase II)
Built 1895
Part of South Main and Washington Streets Historic District (ID77001393, 85003505, and 99000449)
Added to NRHP December 16, 1977 (original)
November 8, 1985 (increase I)
April 15, 1999 (increase II)
Carries 4 tracks of New Haven Line
Characteristics
Design through Pratt truss
Clearance below 3.38 metres (11 ft 1 in)
History
Constructed by NY, NH&H RR
Opened 1895; 129 years ago (1895)

The South Norwalk Railroad Bridge is an 1895 bridge in Norwalk, Connecticut. It carries the four sets of Metro-North railroad tracks across the busy intersection of Main Street and Washington Street in the South Norwalk section of the city. The bridge is adjacent to the South Norwalk Switch Tower Museum, which showcases the railroad switch tower where tracks were physically switched at the intersection of the Danbury Branch and the New Haven Line.

The bridge is a contributing structure in the South Main and Washington Streets Historic District.

  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. CT-168, "South Norwalk Railroad Bridge, South Main & Washington Streets, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT", 21 photos, 11 data pages, 4 photo caption pages

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