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Bulkeley Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178108

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Description 

How often does one find an early 20th century stone arch bridge on an Interstate highway? Not too often! This bridge is actually one of the oldest bridges in use on the Interstate system.

Facts 

Overview
Nine-span stone arch bridge over Connecticut River on I-84 in Hartford
Location
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908; rehabilitated 1964
Builder
- Edwin D. Graves
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 1,075.2 ft.
Deck width: 109.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1993
Also called
Morgan G. Bulkeley Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76928, -72.66556   (decimal degrees)
41°46'09" N, 72°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/694036/4626793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford North
Inventory numbers
CT 980A (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 93001347 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
90,600

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added short description.

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Comments 

Bulkeley Bridge
Posted April 13, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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Bulkeley Bridge
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Bulkeley Bridge
Posted April 12, 2010, by Layla (lala_Layla [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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Bulkeley Bridge
Posted January 1, 2009, by Gerry (gerryj56 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have a brass Pin of the Hartford Bridge Oct. 6,7,8, 1908. The front has a chip of stone. The reverse states " Chip from Stone in Bridge Guaranteed by Noble & Westbrook Hartford, Conn.

Any idea of value?