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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 / State Route 179
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
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