From NRHP Listing:
"The Arrawanna Bridge is significant as an early example of open-spandrel bridge construction (Criterion C) and as a resource that recalls the early 20th-century program of road improvements undertaken by the Connecticut Highway Department, the predecessor agency to today's state Department of Transportation (Criterion A). The bridge is small for the open-spandrel type-most open-spandrel arches are 100 feet or more in length-but it is notable nevertheless because it is the first such design completed by the Department. Finished in 1918, it was prominently featured as an illustration in the Connecticut Highway Commission's 1918 Annual Report. In the 1920s and 1930s, the state highway department went on to complete five more, much larger open-spandrel projects on major state roads."
- Open-spandrel arch bridge over Coginchaug River on Berlin Street
- Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
- Intact but closed to all traffic
- Built 1918
- Open-spandrel arch
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
- Skew angle
- 7 degrees
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 2004
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.56195, -72.66599 (decimal degrees)
41°33'43" N, 72°39'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/694623/4603772 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 04001092 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
CT 4536 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 64278 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 28, 2017: New photo from Dave King
- November 27, 2014: Added by Ian Martin