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Portland Passenger Bridge

Photos 

Arringoni Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #285312

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost swing bridge over Connecticut River on Main street
Location
Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Damaged by flood 1936; Demolished 1938
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Four pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss spans with a Pennsylvania through truss swing span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.0 ft.
Total length: 1,300.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56879, -72.64851   (decimal degrees)
41°34'08" N, 72°38'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696060/4604571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory number
BH 61362 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • September 14, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • June 15, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Added categories "Connecticut River", "Navigable waterway", "Great Flood of 1936"
  • June 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Don Morrison
  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com