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Arrawanna Bridge

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Arrawanna Bridge on Coginchaug Middletown CT

Photo by Philosprey

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #309172

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Description 

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."

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Coginchaug River on Berlin Street
Location
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1918
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Skew angle
7 degrees
Recognition
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)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory numbers
NRHP 04001092 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
CT 4536 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 64278 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • November 27, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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