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#11 Old Saybrook - Old Lyme Railroad Bridge & Acela Express
07-JUL-2011 Frank Brault

#11 Old Saybrook - Old Lyme Railroad Bridge & Acela Express

Old Saybrook, CT USA

For a shot of the full bridge click Here: http://www.pbase.com/image/136274487

I believe the train is the Acela Express from Boston to Washington D.C. It is Amtrak's high speed train. It's top speed is 150mph.

"The Amtrak Old Saybrook Old Lyme Bridge is the last crossing of the Connecticut River before it reaches Long Island Sound. It is a Truss bridge with a bascule span, allowing boat traffic to go through. Its tracks are owned by Amtrak and used by trains on their Northeast Corridor and Shore Line East high-speed rail lines. It can be seen from the Raymond E. Baldwin Bridge (Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1), as well as from various points on Route 154.

Also known as Connecticut River Railroad Bridge and as Connecticut River Bridge, it was built in 1907. It was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, but it was not finally listed due to owner objection, with decision noted in National Register reference number #87002125" Wikipedia

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Jola Dziubinska12-Jul-2011 03:18
Superb view, great perspective. V.
LynnH10-Jul-2011 17:13
Wow, so much metal and weight and power here!! V
Brenda10-Jul-2011 10:46
Wonderful. So much detail here. Even in the dock! Great photo.
Mieke WA Minkjan10-Jul-2011 08:58
some clever engineering is here going on
Janice Dunn10-Jul-2011 08:50
The dark contrasts work well here Frank.
Ieke Vonk10-Jul-2011 06:42
Wow! A strong one!
Astrid Taen10-Jul-2011 06:28
Wow! Complete with a train. Complex looking in places. Well done.
Cindi Smith10-Jul-2011 03:38
Nice work....love all the detail. Excellent work here, frank!
J. Scott Coile09-Jul-2011 22:21
Nice gritty B&W. Love the textures.
lisamidi09-Jul-2011 21:45
Great shapes and lines.
franz09-Jul-2011 20:40
Petit j'aimais jouer au Meccano. bv Frank!
Stephanie09-Jul-2011 20:34
Quite an intricate bridge! I've never taken the Acela; bet it's fun!
Dawn McKenzie-Wykes09-Jul-2011 20:03
Don't get the opportunity to travel by train.. but would be exciting to speed from place to place on one like this... interesting bridge..nice entry.
maggie_falconi09-Jul-2011 18:40
I would love to ride that train ! Nice capture Frank!!