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Bridge Street Lenticular Bridge

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Collinsville 7

View northerly. Collins Axe Factory on right

Photo submitted by Chester Gehman

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BH Photo #404076

Map 

Description 

Replaced a wooden covered bridge. Probably erected at same time as "Collinsville Lenticular Bridge." Bridge featured a scenic walkway on both sides. A temporary Bailey bridge was installed until the present concrete bridge was constructed in 1956.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Farmington River on Bridge Street in Collinsville
Location
Collinsville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1888; swept away August 19, 1955
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss; two spans. Lenticular pony truss over canal.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81035, -72.92540   (decimal degrees)
41°48'37" N, 72°55'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/672326/4630800 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collinsville
Inventory number
BH 61586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • July 2, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added categories "Wrought Iron", "Pin-connected"

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com