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Hartford Toll Bridge (1810)

Photo 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #416641

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber arch bridge connecting the towns of Hartford and East Hartford.
Location
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1810; swept away in an ice freshet in March, 1818.
Design
A wooden deck truss, with low solid board sides, the roadway resting on wooden arches spanning from pier to pier.This was a toll bridge; the toll house stood on the central pier.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 974.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Also called
Hartford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76960, -72.66518   (decimal degrees)
41°46'11" N, 72°39'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/694066/4626830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford North
Inventory number
BH 80158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2018: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com