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Congress Street Bridge

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Congress Street Bridge

Scherzer type removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #283583

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Pequonnock River on Congress Street in Bridgeport
Location
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1937; Closed 1997; Demolished 2010
Builders
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Steel fabrication)
- J.R. Worchester of Boston, Massachusetts (Concrete arch approach)
- Raymond F. Stoddard (Design Consultant)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design License)
Railroads
- Connecticut Company (ConnCo)
- Connecticut Railway & Lighting Co. (CR&L)
- Streetcar
Design
Bascule Deck plate girder with concrete arch approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 112.9 ft.
Total length: 424.9 ft.
Deck width: 55.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.18333, -73.18667   (decimal degrees)
41°10'60" N, 73°11'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/652084/4560694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgeport
Inventory numbers
CT 4251 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1979)
10,900

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added builders
  • January 4, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 3, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

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Congress Street Bridge
Posted May 9, 2011, by Nathan Holth