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Boardman's Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in May 2008

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BH Photo #182063

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular through truss bridge over Housatonic River on Boardman Road (Bypasssed section)
Location
New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built in 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company; Bypassed 1985
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Wrought iron Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 188.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59337, -73.44979   (decimal degrees)
41°35'36" N, 73°26'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/629200/4605791 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Milford
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76001983 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 46454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 23, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed to all traffic, fenced at both ends
  • October 12, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • October 9, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Boardman's Bridge
Posted March 11, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Boardman's Bridge
Posted January 6, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Money has been allocated to do a study to determine if the bridge can be repaired for foot traffic:

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Boardman-Bridge-to-be...

Boardman's Bridge
Posted November 26, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

According to this article, the status should be changed to closed:

http://www.newmilfordspectrum.com/local/article/Boardman-Bri...

Boardman's Bridge
Posted January 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Fundraising has begun for Boardman Bridge's restoration:

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Fundraising-for-bridg...