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East Main Street Bridge 1878

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #416617

Map 

Description 

Built for less than $1,000 in 1878. Washed away in flood of March 1, 1896.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Farmington River on East Main Street
Location
Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1878; destroyed by flooding 1896; replaced 1897
Design
Log railings
Also called
Farmington River Bridge (oldest)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80681, -72.82262   (decimal degrees)
41°48'25" N, 72°49'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/680874/4630618 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avon
Inventory number
BH 80156 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2018: Updated by Chester Gehman: Renamed to avoid confusion
  • January 19, 2018: Added by Dave King

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