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Canal Street Bridge

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Canal Bridge

A Truesdell patent for sure. Photo from 1962

eMuseum, Connecticut Historical Society

BH Photo #418669

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Description 

The prior existence of this bridge was suggested to me on a recent visit to the Canton Historical Museum. On display is an iron bridge part embossed with the builder, A.D.Briggs. The piece looked identical to a joiner on the Tilton Island Bridge in New Hampshire. The docents at the museum had no information, but Ms.Kathy Taylor at the museum provided photos including the bridge that were encouraging, but too distant for positive identification. Imagine my luck in locating two pictures on the internet, photographer unknown, with identifiable background!

Facts 

Overview
A Truesdell patent bridge in the Collins Axe Company yard
Location
Collinsville, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- A.D. Briggs & Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts
Design
Truesdell pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80994, -72.92378   (decimal degrees)
41°48'36" N, 72°55'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/672462/4630757 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2018: Added by Chester Gehman

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Canal Street Bridge
Posted February 23, 2018, by Luke

Nice find, Chester!