Hartford Toll Bridge (1810)
First bridge built across Connecticut River in Hartford; opened April 24, 1810. Carried away in March 1818. A new, covered bridge was built later that year.
- Timber arch bridge connecting the towns of Hartford and East Hartford.
- Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1810; swept away in an ice freshet in March, 1818.
- A wooden deck truss, resting on 5 piers, 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 north side of the central pier. There was a heavy grade from each end to the center.
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)
- May 15, 2021: New photo from Chester Gehman
- January 19, 2018: Added by Dave King