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Palisado Avenue Bridge (old)

Photos 

View Of Northwest Elevations, Looking Southeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289476

Map 

Description 

The Palisado Avenue Bridge is historically and archaeologically significant as an example of a through truss span of the Pratt design. Pratt trusses were originally patented in 1844 and, by the early part of the twentieth century, had become the most popular bridge type for spans up to 150 feet.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Farmington River on Palisado Avenue
Location
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1916, rehabilitated 1942, replaced 1987
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.8 ft.
Total length: 243.4 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85690, -72.63847   (decimal degrees)
41°51'25" N, 72°38'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696020/4636584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford North
Inventory number
BH 62016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER CT-31 - Palisado Avenue Bridge, Spanning Farmington River at State Route 159, Windsor, Hartford County, CT