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Bridge Street Bridge (1936)

Photos 

Bridge Street 1

View upstream. Building on right is the New Hartford Volunteer Firehouse, also lost during flood.

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BH Photo #465776

Map 

Description 

Washed away in the August, 1955 flood, this bridge was never replaced. A new concrete slab bridge was built about an eighth of a mile downstream.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Farmington River on Bridge Street/Cottage Street New Hartford
Location
New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Replaced a similar bridge lost on March 18, 1936
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
Iron Bridge
White Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87880, -72.97798   (decimal degrees)
41°52'44" N, 72°58'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/667780/4638296 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88121 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com