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Hartford Bridge (Temporary)

Photos 

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Description 

After fire destroyed the covered bridge at this location in 1895, a more permanent stone bridge was planned. In the interim, the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. erected a through truss bridge slightly upstream of the old bridge piers. A temporary ferry service was instituted 1895-96 while the truss bridge was being built. The Berlin Co. guaranteed its bridge for a term of five years.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Connecticut River.
Location
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896; Replaced 1908
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Pin-connected double-intersection Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76922, -72.66565   (decimal degrees)
41°46'09" N, 72°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/694028/4626786 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford North
Inventory number
BH 73405 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description
  • January 19, 2018: New photo from Dave King
  • October 2, 2017: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • August 28, 2016: Added by Dave King

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