Second, they want no renovations to the existing bridge that would increase the vertical clearance to 14 feet, 6 inches, thus attracting 18-wheelers. 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. Saugatuck, Fairfield Co., CT. Sec. Built in 1938, the Saugatuck River Bridge, which runs along the Merritt Parkway adjacent to the Westprot Weston Family YMCA, is among 47,000 structurally deficient bridges in … images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. Bridge Status: This bridge is at risk for demolition and replacement! Tide Times are EST (UTC -5.0hrs). © Copyright 2003-2020, HistoricBridges.org. regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information. The bridge design is a single leaf Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge.[2]. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private The jump is spectacularly dangerous. You will see displayed different perspectives along the stunning waterfront of Saugatuck including the long sand beach, the vegetation and the estuary of Kalamazzo River, a live stream webcam brought to you by the housing development NorthShore. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the Each t-shirt is printed on-demand, ships within 1 - 2 business days, and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Saugatuck River entrance tide chart key: The tide chart above shows the height and times of high tide and low tide for Saugatuck River entrance, Connecticut. Comm., Hartford Swing span, portal of east truss and central upper responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and While we The bridge does enjoy strong community support who would like to see the historically significant trusses preserved. The Saugatuck River is a short river in southwestern Connecticut in the United States, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long. The orange flashing dot shows the tide time right now. Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within a half mile of this bridge. 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The Saugatuck River flows through Westport Harbor and empties into Long Island Sound at the southwestern end of Westport. inaccuracies or errors of omission. Alternatively. Physical History of the Bridge. guarantee of accuracy. Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App, Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser, Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only). Available in sizes S - XXL. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or Entering opposite John Read Middle School and crossing the footbridge over the Saugatuck, walkers may turn left onto Old Field Trail and stroll beside the river. Despite the fact that the bridge has load-bearing stringers, the bridge (and its now-decorative trusses) are at risk for demolition and replacement. SAUGATUCK RIVER BRIDGE HAER No, CT - 46 (Page 2) 1. 01349 (William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge) which carries Route 136 over the Saugatuck River in the town of Westport, Connecticut. In Westport, Route 136 crosses the river on the Saugatuck River Bridge, built in 1882, the oldest surviving moveable bridge in Connecticut. Background - The West Side option was the last Trail route reviewed by Saugatuck City’s Council (see below for West Side Option update as of February, 2019) . Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles of this bridge. 157-085 Replacement of Bridge No. The Saugatuck River Bridge was completed in 1904 and carries a replacement price tag of $350 million. “06880” does not recommend this. The bridge owner, Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to perform timber ties and headblocks replacement at the bridge. It is one of eight moveable bridges on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor route through Connecticut. SAUGATUCK RIVER (WEST BRANCH), Weston-Westport Intermittent sections from intersection of Routes 53 and 57 (north of Weston Center) to the Saugatuck River. The lane closure is necessary to facilitate work activities on the Saugatuck River Bridge. It is one of eight moveable bridges on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor route through Connecticut. Scope of Work Cianbro was selected to assess the damage caused to the Saugatuck River Bridge during hurricane Sandy, as well as perform the emergency mechanical and electrical repairs. [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. represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose Work on a 5-mile stretch of the Merritt between Fairfield and Westport is 75 percent finished. Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge‎ (9 F) Media in category "Saugatuck River" The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total. 9108, MP 44.30. All Rights Reserved. Bridge, the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge (Walk Bridge), and the Saugatuck River Railroad Bridge (Saga Bridge), are all listed on the NRHP; the physical and visual impact of the added conduit will be minimal and so will not constitute an adverse effect on any of the bridges. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between New York/Connecticut & Connecticut/Rhode Island State Lines, New Haven, New Haven County, CT Photos from Survey HAER CT-11 Saugatuck River Bridge Westport, CT HRC Photo, 4/86 Negative filed with Conn. Hist. 04964; Cavalry Road over West Branch Saugatuck River Contract Goal: 11% Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) The project is subject to Federal and State prevailing wage rate requirements. Swing through truss bridge over Saugatuck River on CT 136 in Westport Location Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Status Open to traffic History Built 1884 by the Union Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1993 Builder - Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania Design Swing Pratt through truss Dimensions Length of largest span: 69.9 ft. respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily Photo, Print, Drawing Saugatuck River Bridge, Spanning Saugatuck River at Route 136, Westport, Fairfield County, CT. Enlarge View 20 images in sequence. The further testing puts a hold on the town’s plans to dredge 25,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Saugatuck in hopes of making the river more navigable from the Post Road Bridge … associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. Neighborhoods of Westport, CT.svg 612 × 792; 269 KB. responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Very few surviving swing bridges in the country date to before 1885. Copy Coordinates. Both routes cross the Kalamazoo River Bridge and connect with the existing trail In Douglas the same way. The fear is that trucks will choose Route 136 that crosses the bridge spanning the Saugatuck River, using the local neighborhood as a cut through area.” Photo Courtesy of Fred Cantor work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way Saugatuck Bridge Westport CT.JPG 2,048 × 1,360; 902 KB. 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. # 6157(009) Town of Weston, Connecticut State Project No. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. It crossed the Saugatuck River over a bridge, of which partial stone abutments still remain. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any The Saugatuck River Bridge is a bridge in Connecticut carrying Route 136 over the Saugatuck River in Westport. Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude): Completed: 2013. The moveable section consists of a hand-cranked swing span made of two pin-connected Pratt trusses. This swing bridge, which was originally built in 1879, was restored to its original splendor in 2004. kind, either expressed or implied. Purchase a womens t-shirt featuring the image of Saugatuck River Bridge by Stephanie McDowell. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any FEDERAL PROJECT F.A.P. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. New Richmond Bridge Park is located at the historic village of New Richmond in the northwestern part of the county. The centerpiece of this historic park is a fully restored swing bridge which spans 400’ across the Kalamazoo River. The grey shading corresponds to daylight hours between sunrise and sunset at Saugatuck River entrance. The river is navigable from its mouth at … Marvel at these beautiful live images from the shores of Lake Michigan, in the city of Saugatuck, in the U.S. state of Michigan. The only company to answer the town's request for bids was the Central Bridge Company of Buffalo, New York, represented by Mr. Charles Kittredge. The end of the road is in sight for a three-year construction project on the Merritt Parkway. Alternatively. Owners and users of bridges have the The bridge was built in 1884 as a replacement for an 1869 wooden bridge which had been destroyed by shipworms. If CTDOT can build a huge new bridge by the side of I95 in Stamford and replace the old bridge with the minimum of disruption, then a new historically and athletically upsized replacement to preserve the wonderful Saugatuck Cribari Bridge can be designed and built offsite to accomplish the same result before the old bridge falls into the Saugatuck River. Saugatuck River Bridge Repairs & Maintenance Location: Westport, CT. Other historic bridges will not be affected by the project. Before that, a ferry service, started in 1746, helped passengers cross the river. Very few surviving swing bridges in the country date to before 1885. Although steel stringers today carry the load of traffic, this bridge retains its extremely early surviving highway swing truss superstructure. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a daytime right lane closure will be in place this Saturday, November 21, 2020, in the northbound direction of the Merritt Parkway where it crosses the Saugatuck River in Westport. Saugatuck River Bridge. The completed RSR was presented to the public on June 15, 2016 and is included in the documents section below. Bridge over Saugatuck River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad in Westport Location Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Status Open to traffic History Built 1905, rehabilitated 1990 Builders - Passaic Steel Co. of Patterson, New Jersey - Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania - Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois Railroads Information could include technical VIEW WEST SHOWING TRUSSES AND DECK GRATING FROM CENTER OF SWING BRIDGE - Saugatuck River Bridge, Spanning Saugatuck River at Route 136, Westport, Fairfield County, CT HAER CONN,1-WESPO,15-6.tif 5,000 × 3,979; 18.98 MB CTDOT released a Bridge Rehabilitation Study Report in June 2016. 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. The bridge replaced a wooden truss structure erected in 1873. The Saugatuck River Bridge is a bridge in Connecticut carrying Route 136 over the Saugatuck River in Westport.The bridge, built in 1884, is the oldest surviving movable bridge in Connecticut and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [ Photos from Survey HAER CT-46 ] Download: Go. It was built in 1905 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. A collection of overview and detail photos. citizens. 1 of 8 Ongoing construction on the Merritt Parkway near the Saugatuck River Bridge and the Clinton Ave. overpass Friday, February 28, 2020, in Westport, Conn. Back then, I-95 was called the Connecticut Turnpike. Although steel stringers today carry the load of traffic, this bridge retains its extremely early surviving highway swing truss superstructure. The bridge, built in 1884, is the oldest surviving movable bridge in Connecticut and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A collection of overview and detail photos. The Saugatuck River bridge, under construction in 1957. Background and details of both West Side Route options as of June, 2019. The proposed project looks to rehabilitate or replace bridge no. Union Bridge Company of Athens, Pennsylvania, View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation, View Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Documentation For This Bridge. Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration. strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no This bridge project was originally initiated because routine inspections identified the need for rehabilitation work, primarily to vehicular collision-damaged truss elements and corroded pile cross bracing. “RESTORE THE CRIBARI BRIDGE! The bridge was surveyed in a multiple-property historic study in 1986.