Thames River Bridge - Groton / New London, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT
N 41° 21.720 W 072° 05.090
18T E 743837 N 4583044
Quick Description: A railroad bridge downstream from a U.S. Naval Submarine Base
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 2:05:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM4H4K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 102

Long Description:
This vertical lift bridge is new. The span was just recently (June 2008) opened for rail traffic. Amtrak trains between New York City and Boston run on these tracks.

From a DowneastRiders.US:
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The bridge currently serves up to 36 passenger trains and two freight trains everyday and the number of passengers crossing the heavily traveled bridge has increased from 1.4 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2007. The draw span of the bridge typically opens for marine traffic more than 1,600 times each year.

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The coordinates will bring you to a parking lot for an office building. The parking lot is not private - no signs or gates...
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