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Mill Bridge

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East face

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in March 2020

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BH Photo #468047

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Description 

In the summer of 1994, Connecticut DOT began replacing the concrete bridge over Allyn's Brook on Route 17 in Durham. It soon became apparent that a brownstone masonry wall was under the bridge. Further digging revealed a stone arch; an intact stone-arch bridge dating from 1823. The historic bridge was saved by incorporating it into the new concrete bridge, and stairs and a walkway were built for closer viewing.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Allyn's Brook on Main Street/ CT 17 in Durham
Location
Durham, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1823; covered by new bridge 1927; rediscovered 1994
Builder
- Silas Brainerd
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Allyn's Brook Bridge
Mill Brook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47394, -72.68027   (decimal degrees)
41°28'26" N, 72°40'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/693695/4593968 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman

Sources 

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

Comments 

Mill Bridge
Posted March 19, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Neat story... Glad they decided to save it!