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Naubuc Avenue Bridge

Photo 

Naubic Avenue Bridge

Photo from patch.com

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

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BH Photo #471925

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Porter Brook on Naubuc Avenue in Glastonbury.
Location
Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1871
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72452, -72.62639   (decimal degrees)
41°43'28" N, 72°37'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/697429/4621913 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
3,929
Inventory numbers
CT 3671 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 25, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Changed status to "open to traffic"
  • June 11, 2014: New photo from Chester Gehman

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Naubuc Avenue Bridge
Posted March 10, 2009, by John Cavilia (john [dot] cavilia [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's not closed to traffic. It was closed for about a year while the town tried to put in place a contract for an upgrade and repair that would preserve the bridge's historic look (they wanted to raise the bridge and replace the piers, but re-use the old stone arch as a sort of facade), but they couldn't get any contractor to bid on the specifications they had written. So they did a quick temporary reinforcement to make it safe for traffic, and the bridge is now open, for the forseeable future.

It's a very small bridge, generally unnoticed by drivers. I commute over it by bicycle most days, so I get a better look at it, but there's not really much to see.