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Unionville Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178111

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Description 

Bridge is located in Unionville, a village in the town of Farmington. There have been three bridges at this site. The first was a two-span Howe truss covered bridge built in 1859. This was replaced in 1922 with a steel pony truss which succumbed to the Great Hurricane of 1938. The present bridge, built in 1939, was submerged during the August 1955 flooding but has survived.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Farmington River on CT 177 in Farmington
Location
Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 224.1 ft.
Total length: 231.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75595, -72.88677   (decimal degrees)
41°45'21" N, 72°53'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/675684/4624838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collinsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
16,500
Inventory numbers
CT 1487 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added category "Riveted"
  • March 19, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com