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Romford Road Bridge

Photo 

CT 10M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman September 1983

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BH Photo #388073

Map 

Description 

Steel I-beam support added under bridge sometime before 1983 rendering truss purely ornamental.

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Bantam River on Romford Road in Washington
Location
New Preston, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1998
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.67650, -73.29223   (decimal degrees)
41°40'35" N, 73°17'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/642150/4615268 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Preston
Inventory numbers
CT 5159 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 74.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
351

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Bridge has been replaced
  • April 26, 2017: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • June 11, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added categories "Wrought Iron", "Pin-connected"
  • May 30, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added photo and location.
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates

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Sources 

  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com