Rating:
3 votes

Naubuc Avenue Bridge

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Porter Brook on Naubuc Avenue in Glastonbury Center
Location
Glastonbury Center, 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
Inventory numbers
CT 3671 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2007)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 18.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
2,052

Update Log 

  • 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

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.