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Main Street Bridge

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Stone Bridge, Hartford CT

Photo by John Phelan

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #309166

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Description 

Originally spanned the Park River prior to its being buried underground. It now spans the Whitehead Highway, accessing I-91. The east side of the arch is obscured by the structure built in 1954 to support the Hartford Public Library. The lower 15 feet of arch is hidden by fill.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over CT 598 (Whitehead Highway) on Main Street in Hartford
Location
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Completed 1833; originally spanned the Little River (later, Park River)
Builders
- Elias Rathbun (Stonemason)
- Horatio Potter (Engineer)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 66.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1985
Also called
Bridge No. 1626
Whitehead Highway Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76221, -72.67442   (decimal degrees)
41°45'44" N, 72°40'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/693320/4625988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford North
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
18,030
Inventory numbers
CT 1626 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 85000793 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12118 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added builder; edited description.
  • January 30, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 30, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • November 27, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • March 30, 2011: New Street View added by Frank Hicks

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