Providence & Worcester railroad bridge

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Providence & Worcester railroad bridge

The Providence and Worcester Railroad Bridge is a swing truss bridge crossing the Connecticut River in Middletown, Connecticut. It carried the New York and Boston Air Line Railroad over the river to Portland, Connecticut. The bridge is used by the Providence & Worcester Railroad to serve two customers in Portland. Since the bridge is usually left open, it may appear inactive. However, trains regularly cross the river carrying paper products and demolition debris. It is visible from Route 9.

The bridge was featured prominently in the video for the 1993 Billy Joel hit "The River of Dreams". Joel and three backup singers appear throughout the video standing on the western span of the bridge, with the open center section of the bridge behind them.

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  • Underside of the Providence & Worcester Bridge in Middletown, Connecticut, over the Connecticut River on the Route 9 side.

  • Standing off the western end of the bridge, this image shows the deck of the Providence and Worcester bridge at Middletown, Connecticut.

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