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Middletown-Portland RR Bridge

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The Middletown-Portland railroad bridge is a swing truss railroad bridge that crosses the Connecticut River and Route 9 in Middletown, Connecticut, just south of the Arrigoni Bridge. The bridge is a Warren through-truss swing bridge with an overall length of 1,142 ft (348 m) and a rotating center span. It was first constructed by the Boston and New York Air-Line Railroad in 1873, and then replaced by the current bridge in 1911. The bridge is used by the Providence and Worcester Railroad to serve freight customers in Portland. It was also featured prominently in the video for the 1993 Billy Joel hit "The River of Dreams."

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Providence & Worcester Railroad
399 deKoven Drive
Middletown, CT 06457