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Sharon Station Bridge

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CT 27M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2005

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BH Photo #368639

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Street View 

Description 

Bridge was damaged in 1955 when the Webatuck River flooded. I-beam stringers were installed under the deck when repaired, which now carry the load. Trusses now function only as quadrails.

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Webatuck Creek on Sharon Station Road
Location
Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; reconstructed 1956 & 2000
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 3-panel lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Skew angle
33 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88444, -73.49361   (decimal degrees)
41°53'04" N, 73°29'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/624982/4638043 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sharon
Inventory numbers
CT 5191 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 43227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
660

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • May 24, 2016: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • May 30, 2014: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • March 19, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 15, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CT-161 - Sharon Station Road Bridge, Sharon Station Road spanning Webatuck Creek, Sharon, Litchfield County, CT
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV