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Housatonic River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in October 2010

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BH Photo #195588

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Six-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Housatonic River & Housatonic Railroad on US 7 & CT 4 in Cornwall
Location
Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1994
Builder
- C.W. Blakeslee & Sons of New Haven, Connecticut
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 191.9 ft.
Total length: 673.9 ft.
Deck width: 32.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 2004
Also called
Cornwall Bridge
Bridge No. 560
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81991, -73.37313   (decimal degrees)
41°49'12" N, 73°22'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/635115/4631060 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cornwall
Inventory numbers
CT 560 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 04001090 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 89.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,600

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • November 28, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added NRHP info. & builder
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • March 21, 2011: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ian Martin
  • NRHP Listing
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com