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Bissell Bridge

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Bissell Bridge

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Photo taken by Wikimedia Commons user Pepper in March 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #476743

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Description 

This bridge was built with the intention that Interstate 291 would be extended south and west of I-91 as part of the Metro Hartford Beltway. When these plans were cancelled, there was some talk of demolishing and replacing the Bissell Bridge and downgrading the structure to reduce maintenance costs, however the decision was made to leave the bridge in place. The bridge today does appear to be slightly underutilized but remains busy enough to not seem out of place.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Connecticut River on Interstate 291
Location
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1993
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 1,682.2 ft.
Deck width: 76.1 ft.
Also called
Captain John Bissell Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81320, -72.64475   (decimal degrees)
41°48'48" N, 72°38'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/695631/4631717 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
64,100
Inventory numbers
CT 1431 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 90014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2020: New photo from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com