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West Cornwall Covered Bridge 07-03-02

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in July 2006

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BH Photo #195581

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Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Housatonic River on CT 128
Location
Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1864; rehabilitated with hidden steel supports in 1973
Design
Covered Lattice through truss--with secondary queen-post truss added.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 172.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87155, -73.36376   (decimal degrees)
41°52'18" N, 73°21'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/635783/4636808 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cornwall
Inventory numbers
CT 1338 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 36107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,400

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • May 24, 2016: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 30, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Corrected build date (1864) per Cornwall Historical Society & Wikipedia
  • September 1, 2015: New photo from John Loxton
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • March 21, 2011: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • March 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Doug Kerr
  • Wikipedia
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV